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Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present

Editor(s): Adam Roberts, Timothy Garton Ash

Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, pp. 407

The Foreword to the 2011 paperback comments on the Arab Spring.

Succinct analytical case studies (organised around a set of questions) of movements of unarmed resistance from Gandhi to Burma in 2007, with incisive introductory and concluding assessments. Particular emphasis on the impact of external governmental pressures in promoting the success of resistance. One chapter analyses the role of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe up to 1989.