"The nonviolent campaigns in the data had about a two-to-one advantage in success rate over the violent campaigns.”
This episode of the Social Science Bites #podcast talking with Erica Chenoweth about political violence and why non-violent resistance is more successful is really interesting.
If you've got 20 minutes while you're making dinner or doing some chores, I recommend giving it a listen!
They never used the terms reasonable or unreasonable resistance. I'm not sure what that is.
@clacke It seems like the research indicates yes? It's just a short interview and I'd like to read the book, but one of the points they talked about was inclusiveness, and how more people are able to participate in nonviolent resistance movements, and the types of people that are able to participate - women and children especially - can be a factor that moderates a potentially violent response from authorities
I think the web page has the book titles
@clacke yeah, she's been researching in that area for a while, I gathered from her publication dates
Yep. It was very interesting!
I thought it was interesting that they found a threshold for population percentage involvement that generally indicates the resistance campaign will succeed, I think it was 3.5%
Also the bit about social/media both as an effective organizing tool but also that it can create a misleading perception about the kind or preparation and organizing required for an effective resistance campaign.
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