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Possibilities of Civilian Defense in Western Europe

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ISBN 9789026502521
Published January 1, 1977 by Routledge
184 Pages

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This is a collection of the 13 essays making up the proceedings of the 2nd international working conference on violence and non-violent action in industrialized Societies held in Brussels on the March 24-26th, 1976.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Two Approaches of Civilian Defence. Observations on the Development of the Civilian Defence Concept 3. Social and Political Conditions for the Expansion of the Non-violent Movement 4. Unarmed Defence for Western Europe? Observations on the Problems of European Socialism, Civilian Defence and Soviet Communism 5. Civil Power or Military Union? The European Community, a State in the Making 6. Through Non-violent Action in Intrasocietal Conflicts to Civilian Defence. Some Remarks on the Past and Future of the Research on Civilian Defence 7. Disarmament as a Non-violent Initiative. How People Learn to Want Civilian Defence, or the Long March Towards a Political Culture of Preparedness to Resistance 8. Theoretical Perspectives in Civilian Defence. An Issue in West German Peace Research 9. The Conditions of Non-violent Action 10. Civil Resistance and Swedish Defence Policy 11. Survey on the Discussion of Civilian Defence in Switzerland 12. A Terminological Make-up - The Ideas of Swiss Military Strategists about the Role and Meaning of Non-violent Actions of Resistance as Part of the Total Defence Conception 13. Some Notes

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Gustaaf Geeraerts Polemological Centre of the Free University of Brussels (vUB).