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What Part did Nonviolence Play in the British Peace Movement 1979-1985?

Author: Bridget Mary Robson

University of Bradford, MA Dissertation, Bradford, 1992, pp. 89

Recounts debates surrounding the use of direct action and civil disobedience in anti-nuclear campaigns, noting the influence of New Left politics and feminism and the rise of nonviolence training, affinity groups and peace camps in the 1980s. Demonstrates that direct action was initiated at the grassroots level but in time accepted by CND leadership.