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Understanding Nonviolent Resistance

Special Issue, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 50 no. 3 (May)

Editor(s): Erica Chenoweth, Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham


After introductory essays by the editors and by Kurt Schock, there are sections on: ‘Explaining Nonviolent Resistance’, ‘Dynamics of Nonviolent Contention’ and ‘Outcomes’. Topics covered include self-determination disputes, gender ideologies and forms of mobilisation in the Middle East, role of mutiny in the Arab Spring, transitions in autocracies and transitions from armed to unarmed struggles.