Erica Chenoweth – Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future


Here is an amazing YouTube video Erica Chenoweth – Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future.

A Rockefeller & Dickey Center Lecture by Erica Chenoweth, Asst. Professor of Government & Founder, Program on Terrorism & Insurgency Research, Wesleyan University

Professor Erica Chenoweth will discuss her book, co-authored with Maria Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, which argues that between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as violent insurgencies. Nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement, information and education, and participator commitment, leading to enhanced resilience, a greater probability of tactical innovation, increased opportunity for civic disruption, and shifts in loyalty among opponents’ erstwhile supporters. Moreover, nonviolent resistance movements tend to usher in more durable and internally peaceful democracies.


There is just an amazing amount of information to learn from this video. All Jill Steinn supporters need to watch this video. You will get more out of this than anything Bernie Sanders could tell you.

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