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Introduction to Nonviolence

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Non-violent movements, under figures like Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, led to some of the great social changes of the 20th century, and some argue it offers solutions for this century's problems. This book explores...

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Non-violent movements, under figures like Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, led to some of the great social changes of the 20th century, and some argue it offers solutions for this century's problems. This book explores non-violence from its roots in diverse religious and philosophical traditions to its role in bringing social and political change today.

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A comprehensive introduction to nonviolence that encompasses the philosophical and religious underpinnings of nonviolence as well as its practice through history.
Includes biographical sketches of key figures including Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama and Gandhi
Will appeal to a broad readership from students on peace studies, conflict resolution, international relations, religious studies courses to policymakers and activists

1. Introducing Nonviolence
2. Non-Violence in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism
3. Christianity and Nonviolence
4. Islam and Nonviolence
5. Philosophical Foundations of Nonviolence
6. Gandhi and Nonviolence
7. Pragmatic Nonviolence
8. Critiques of Nonviolence
9. Nonviolence in Twentieth Century
10. Nonviolence in Twenty-First Century
Conclusion: Democracy and Nonviolence.

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Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Associate Professor at York University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2009 Peace Prize, awarded by the Association for the United Nations in Spain for his work promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy of non-violence. His publications include The Gandhian Moment (Harvard Press 2013) and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave 2013)

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Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Associate Professor at York University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2009 Peace Prize, awarded by the Association for the United Nations in Spain for his work promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy of non-violence. His publications include The Gandhian Moment (Harvard Press 2013) and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave 2013)

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