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Nonviolent Resistances in the Contemporary World
Case Studies from India, Poland, and Turkey

Edited By

Nalanda Roy

ISBN 9780367566111
Published December 27, 2021 by Routledge India
152 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume studies nonviolent movements as instruments of change in contemporary global politics. It presents case studies of civilian-led nonviolent efforts in India, Poland, and Turkey and analyzes how they have enabled people’s voices, influenced popular resistance cultures, and pushed for change across the world.

The book discusses complex sociopolitical scenarios that challenge democracy, patriotism, and the question of identity across the world. It examines how popular resistance movements have been received by the media, subverted governments across the world, and how they have contributed to the development of new “protest paradigms.” The volume brings together leading experts who explore the significant wave of nonviolent mass movements in contemporary global affairs to understand how these discourses can be leveraged to study peace and conflict today. The authors involve extensive pedagogical discussions, new tools, and techniques to map emerging political discourses to identify and explain how contemporary peace-conflict research can study nonviolent resistance and facilitate the development of new narratives in the future.

An invaluable guide to understanding social movements, this book will be a must-read for scholars and researchers of politics, governance and public policy, gender, and human rights.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Nalanda Roy


2. Civil Resistance and Building Peace within Societies

Georgina Chami


3. Polish Non-violent Resistance against Foreign Occupation 1795-1918: A Post-revisionist Perspective

Jacek Lubecki


4. Kurdish Identity, Resistance, and Agenda Setting in a Time of Renewed Turkish Hostility: Social Media and the HDP

Ned Rinalducci


5. Exploring the Culture of Digital Resistance in India: The Nirbhaya effect

Nalanda Roy & Stephanie Mae-Pedron


6. Conclusion: Will Civil Resistance Work?

Nalanda Roy

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Nalanda Roy is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Georgia Southern University, USA. She is also serving as a visiting scholar with the Center for Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, USA. She is the associate editor of the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. She also serves as the board member for International Studies Review, Oxford University Press; Perspectives on Global Development and Technology; Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group; and South Asian Survey. She published a book titled Bitter Moments—The Story of Indonesian Fragmentation in 2015. In 2016 she published a book titled The South China Sea Disputes—Past, Present, and Future. In 2020 she published a book titled Exploring the Tripod: Immigration, Security, and Economy in the Post-9/11. Her next book was published in 2021 titled Navigating Uncertainty in the South China Sea Disputes: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. She is also on the board of directors with the City of Savannah and works for the Greater Savannah International Alliance.