Posted: April 3rd, 2021
You may assume, as do many others, that international conflicts always result in violence. However, conflict can be nonviolent; it doesn’t always result in bloodshed. When parties choose to engage in a nonviolent approach to conflict, it usually is to change power dynamics and imbalances. Nonviolence is a critical middle phase that may occur after negotiation and before peacebuilding. At this point, parties escalate conflict in order to secure or attain their human rights and defend their homeland. Nonviolence involves using strategies designed to satisfy the needs of all parties involved. Your course text focuses on the most common strategies. Additionally, the assigned article, “CANVAS Core Curriculum: A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle,” lists 198 strategies suggested by Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, and a scholar of nonviolence. Your resources also refer to strategies such as methods, approaches, and actions.
To prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a brief description of the country that you selected. Explain two nonviolent strategies that it used. Explain how and why each strategy was successful in that country and how and why it might be useful in another country or conflict. Be specific.
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