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Ideas of Nonviolence - An Analysis of the "Newton", "Machiavelli" and "King" of Nonviolence

Vidarsson, Elina LU (2013) FKVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to provide more insight of nonviolence into the field of Peace and Conflict studies. In an effort to reach this aim three acknowledged thinkers of nonviolence and their ideas have been analyzed, consequently Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Gene Sharp. The theories of pacifism/nonviolence and realism, in combination with an analysis of ideas were utilized to found out what ideas the thinkers emphasized and discuss whether these ideas would work in practice or not. The results of the study indicated that the thinkers put emphasize on similar ideas such as the importance of people being fearless if a nonviolent struggle will be successful. Some of the thinkers’ ideas stood out a bit from each other, such as... (More)
The aim of this paper is to provide more insight of nonviolence into the field of Peace and Conflict studies. In an effort to reach this aim three acknowledged thinkers of nonviolence and their ideas have been analyzed, consequently Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Gene Sharp. The theories of pacifism/nonviolence and realism, in combination with an analysis of ideas were utilized to found out what ideas the thinkers emphasized and discuss whether these ideas would work in practice or not. The results of the study indicated that the thinkers put emphasize on similar ideas such as the importance of people being fearless if a nonviolent struggle will be successful. Some of the thinkers’ ideas stood out a bit from each other, such as Gandhi’s so-called Truth. The results show that some of the thinkers’ ideas of nonviolence would work in practice in a perspective of realism and pacifism. (Less)
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author
Vidarsson, Elina LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Nonviolence, Pacifism, Realism, Work, Ideas, Gandhi, King, Sharp
language
English
id
3973151
date added to LUP
2013-09-02 10:05:33
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2017-05-23 17:51:46
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to provide more insight of nonviolence into the field of Peace and Conflict studies. In an effort to reach this aim three acknowledged thinkers of nonviolence and their ideas have been analyzed, consequently Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Gene Sharp. The theories of pacifism/nonviolence and realism, in combination with an analysis of ideas were utilized to found out what ideas the thinkers emphasized and discuss whether these ideas would work in practice or not. The results of the study indicated that the thinkers put emphasize on similar ideas such as the importance of people being fearless if a nonviolent struggle will be successful. Some of the thinkers’ ideas stood out a bit from each other, such as Gandhi’s so-called Truth. The results show that some of the thinkers’ ideas of nonviolence would work in practice in a perspective of realism and pacifism.},
  author       = {Vidarsson, Elina},
  keyword      = {Nonviolence,Pacifism,Realism,Work,Ideas,Gandhi,King,Sharp},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ideas of Nonviolence - An Analysis of the "Newton", "Machiavelli" and "King" of Nonviolence},
  year         = {2013},
}