FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS IN NONVIOLENCE
In this video, I provide a broad overview of the phenomenon oftentimes referred to as nonviolence or civil resistance. The video is broken up into four main parts. The first part provides a definition of nonviolent civil resistance and the various elements that make up that definition. Part two looks at why individuals, groups, and movements actually choose to wage a struggle using civil resistance as opposed to violent resistance. Part three looks at the myriad nonviolent tactics and how they can be categorized and understood. And lastly, part four looks at the political concepts that explain the dynamics of civil resistance. Throughout the video you will hear from various activists and scholars.
Reflection Question: What orientation to nonviolence has informed your understanding of this method of struggle? Strategic? Principled? Or a mixture of the two? What in your life has influenced this orientation?
- Civil Resistance: A First Look
- Nagler, Michael. Nonviolence Today: The State of Humanity’s Most Important Art. ICNC Webinar Series.
- Cambridge, Daryn. Leading Cases of Civil Resistance: Lessons Learned.