This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

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A few lessons about nonviolence "as a method of political conflict": Nonviolent movements are twice as likely to succeed as violent insurgencies; success is practically guaranteed if 3.5 percent of the population actively takes part; and effective nonviolent protest is always disruptive and polarizing.

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"Absorbing... Ambitious... Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere." -Naomi Klein

Features a new Foreword by Bill McKibben and a Reading Group Guide

From protests to defend immigrant rights and combat climate change, to Occupy, #BlackLivesMatter, and the resistance to the Trump administration, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. In This Is an Uprising, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of revolt, examining core principles that have sparked and guided moments of transformative unrest. With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence can harness the power of nonviolent movements to create lasting change.
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