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Unarmed Insurrections ❰Reading❯ ➸ Unarmed Insurrections Author Kurt Schock – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the last two decades of the twentieth century a wave of people power movements erupted throughout the nondemocratic world In South Africa the Philippines Nepal Thailand Burma Myanmar China and else In the last two decades of the twentieth century a wave of people power movements erupted throughout the nondemocratic world In South Africa the Philippines Nepal Thailand Burma Myanmar China and elsewhere mass protest demonstrations strikes boycotts civil disobedience and other nonviolent actions were brought to bear on a rigid political status uo Kurt Schock compares the successes of the antiapartheid movement in South Africa the people power movement in the Philippines the pro democracy movement in Nepal and the antimilitary movement in Thailand with the failures of the pro democracy movement in China and the anti regime challenge in Burma Schock develops a synthetic framework that allows him to identify which characteristics increase the resilience of a challenge to state repression and which aspects of a state's relations can he exploited by such a challenge By looking at how these methods of protest promoted regime change in some countries but not in others this book provides rare insight into the often overlooked and little understood power of nonviolent action.

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Unarmed Insurrections
  • Kurt Schock
  • English
  • 06 September 2015
  • 9780816641925

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