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The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

Author(s): Lester Kurtz, Lee Smithey

Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2018, pp. 368 pb

The focus of this study is on how movements using nonviolent tactics can respond to repression, and increase the potential for repressive and violent measures to backfire.  The contributors include both social scientists and activists who have experienced repression, providing an analysis of the different forms of repression possible, and of methods protesters might use in response.