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A Guide to Civil Resistance
A Guide to Civil Resistance

A Guide to Civil Resistance

A Bibliography of People Power and Nonviolent Protest, Volume Two

Edited by April Carter, Edited by Howard Clark, Edited by Michael Richards, Foreword by Paul Rogers


257 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.99)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9781854251138

Rights: US & CA

Merlin Press (Oct 2015)
Green Print

Price: $22.95


Volume two of A Guide to Civil Resistance seeks to provide an introduction to the history of major social movements—including Occupy and the Global Justice Movement, major green campaigns, peace and antiwar resistance, and feminist and LGBT struggles—over the last 70 years, and to signpost contemporary developments in these movements. It provides brief background summaries and a range of references from movement periodicals and websites, scholarly journals, and books by activists as well as academic studies. With emphasis on nonviolent action and protest, the reference includes material on conventional political action and legal action, as well as literature providing some general historical and theoretical background.


"Both deserve to be on the shelf of – and regularly consulted by! – any student of social change. Volume 2 follows a similar pattern: again framed as a bibliography, but in truth providing a window on a whole world of change rooted in non-violence. This time the emphasis is on more broadly based movements concerned with the environment, social justice, peace and many other processes (see Chances for Peace, the second decade, 20 December 2012). Once more, the book combines over 800 references with thoughtful essays that connect the various themes, including a particularly valuable section on preparation and training." —Paul Rogers,

Author Biography

April Carter has lectured in politics at the universities of Lancaster, Oxford and Queensland, and was a fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. She is currently an honorary research fellow of the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, and a senior editor on the international editoral board for theInternational Encyclopedia of Peace. Howard Clark was an English nonviolent activist and independent peace researcher. He was the chairperson of War Resisters' International, having previously been its coordinator, and was a research fellow of the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, where he was responsible for the Centre's project on Unarmed Resistance: the Transnational Factor. He is the author of Civil Resistance in Kosovo. Michael Randle has been involved in the antiwar movement in Britain since the 1950s and in 1958 was one of the organizers of the first Aldermaston March against Britain's nuclear weapons. A former chairperson of the War Resisters' International, and subsequently coordinator of the Alternative Defence Commission, he has been a visiting research fellow at the department of peace studies at the University of Bradford. Paul Rogers teaches at the department of peace studies at University of Bradford and has written or edited 26 books and over 100 papers, much of which has been translated into many languages. He writes a weekly analysis on international security for which is reproduced on 40+ websites.