By Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
In this quantity, Peter Ackerman, an expert on non-violent process, and Jack DuVall, a veteran author, express how well known events used non-violent motion to overthrow dictators, impede army invaders and safe human rights in nation after state, during the last century. A cavalcade of far-flung destinations and history-changing crises, the ebook depicts how non-violent sanctions resembling protests, moves and boycotts separate brutal regimes from their technique of keep watch over.
It tells within tales - how Danes out-manoeuvered the Nazis, team spirit defeated Polish communism, and mass motion got rid of a Chilean dictator. It additionally exhibits how non-violent strength is altering the realm at the present time, from Burma to Serbia. masking characters reminiscent of Leo Tolstoy and Mohandas Gandhi, Lech Walesa and the moms of the disappeared in Argentina, the ebook is a significant other to a feature-length documentary displaying at movie fairs around the world.
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Additional info for A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict
The new situation the treatyite government took over from the British during the course of 1922 demanded a different approach. 3 In the circumstances of 1922, this was an enormous boon to the nascent Free State guaranteeing administrative personnel removed from the complex ideological strains and loyalties of a Sinn Féin movement at war with itself for supremacy in Southern Ireland. However, the process of taking over British institutions and their personnel also meant abandoning the Sinn Féin proto-state.
It also significantly devalued the political importance of the cumann as the local unit of the organisation while at the same time making the annual convention a smaller and more manageable affair from the elite’s point of view with a maximum of 153 delegates, equivalent to the numbers of deputies in the Dáil, eligible to attend. Blythe’s early intervention was decisive in both ensuring that the party organisation could not exert the same influence in the new regime as it had in the old one, and in also defining the relationship of the elite to the party.
Daily News, Kettle Papers, UCDA, LA34/664(I). M. Kettle, draft of an article about the threat posed to Ireland by the German military domination of Europe, Kettle Papers, UCDA, LA34/394. Ibid. M. Kettle to M. McLaughlin, 7 August 1916, Kettle Papers, UCDA, LA34/397. L. Levenson, With Wooden Sword: A Portrait of Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, Militant Pacifist (Dublin, 1983), pp. 222–33. J. Horgan, Parnell to Pearse: Some Recollections and Reflections (Dublin, 1948), p. 288. S. Gwynn, Observer, 13 May 1923, Gwynn Newspaper Cuttings, NLI.
A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict by Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall