A Review of Recent Scholarship on Nonviolence

Presented by: Marc Simon, Bowling Green State University
Presented at: CRE 2016 Conference, Columbus OH
Date of Session: June 10, 2016

Session Description: This presentation will explain the basic processes by which nonviolence creates social change on a societal or national level. The presenter will describe the major debates in the field, and then focus on the findings of recent research which analyzes databases of nonviolent and violent national campaigns. These data demonstrate the effectiveness of nonviolence compared to violence, and help in understanding the factors that produce success or failure. The accompanying publication will provide lists of materials that can aid in teaching high school and college students about nonviolence.