The Resource Strategic nonviolent power : the science of satyagraha, Mark A. Mattaini

Strategic nonviolent power : the science of satyagraha, Mark A. Mattaini

Label
Strategic nonviolent power : the science of satyagraha
Title
Strategic nonviolent power
Title remainder
the science of satyagraha
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Mattaini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"History indicates that there are powerful routes to liberation from oppression that do not involve violence. Mohandas Gandhi called for a science of nonviolent action, one based on satyagraha, or the 'insistence on truth.' As Gandhi understood, nonviolent resistance is not passive, nor is it weak; rather, such action is an exercise of power. Despite the success of Gandhi's 'Quit India' movement, the resources dedicated to the application of rigorous science to nonviolent struggle have been vanishingly small. By contrast, almost unimaginable levels of financial and human resources have been devoted to the science and technologies of killing, war, and collective violence. Mark Mattaini reviews the history and theory of nonviolent struggles against oppression and discusses recent research that indicates the substantial need for and advantage of nonviolent alternatives. He then offers a detailed exploration of principles of behavioral systems science that appear to underlie effective strategic civil resistance and 'people power.' Strategic Nonviolent Power proposes that the route to what Gandhi described as the 'undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries' of nonviolent resistance is the application of rigorous science. Although not a simple science, Mattaini's application of ecological science grounded in the science of behaviour brings exceptional power to the struggle for justice and liberation. At a time when civil resistance is actively reshaping global political realities, the science of nonviolent struggle deserves the attention of the scientific, activist, strategic, military, spiritual, and diplomatic communities, as well as the informed public"--Provided by publisher
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattaini, Mark A
Dewey number
303.6/109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1281
LC item number
.M38 2013eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Global peace studies,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonviolence
  • Nonviolence
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Nonviolence
  • Nonviolence
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Change
Label
Strategic nonviolent power : the science of satyagraha, Mark A. Mattaini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Behavioural Science Principles for Nonviolent Strategy
  • 4.
  • Behavioural Systems Science and Nonviolent Struggle
  • 5.
  • Sustaining Resistance Movements: Solidarity, Discipline, and Courage
  • 6.
  • Organization and Leadership in Resistance Movements
  • Part 2.
  • Strategic Options
  • List of Tables and Figures
  • 7.
  • Constructive Noncooperation
  • 8.
  • Nonviolent Persuasion and Protest
  • 9.
  • Disruptive Noncooperation
  • 10.
  • Resource Disruption and Retaliation
  • 11.
  • Toward "Undreamt of" Discoveries
  • Acknowledgements
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Part 1.
  • Understanding Nonviolent Power
  • 1.
  • Understanding Nonviolent Power
  • 2.
  • Strategic Nonviolent Resistance
Control code
829421945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927356425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829421945
Label
Strategic nonviolent power : the science of satyagraha, Mark A. Mattaini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Behavioural Science Principles for Nonviolent Strategy
  • 4.
  • Behavioural Systems Science and Nonviolent Struggle
  • 5.
  • Sustaining Resistance Movements: Solidarity, Discipline, and Courage
  • 6.
  • Organization and Leadership in Resistance Movements
  • Part 2.
  • Strategic Options
  • List of Tables and Figures
  • 7.
  • Constructive Noncooperation
  • 8.
  • Nonviolent Persuasion and Protest
  • 9.
  • Disruptive Noncooperation
  • 10.
  • Resource Disruption and Retaliation
  • 11.
  • Toward "Undreamt of" Discoveries
  • Acknowledgements
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Part 1.
  • Understanding Nonviolent Power
  • 1.
  • Understanding Nonviolent Power
  • 2.
  • Strategic Nonviolent Resistance
Control code
829421945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927356425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829421945

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