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- DescriptionOffering a fresh perspective on non-violent protest movements and fledgling democracies, this title chronicles the peaceful transitions from Soviet or authoritarian order that have occurred in Europe and Eurasia including: Poland; Hungary; East Germany; Czechoslovakia; the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; Georgia; and, Ukraine.
- Author BiographyMary Elizabeth King is professor of peace and conflict studies at the University for Peace, an affiliate of the United Nations. A political scientist, she is also distinguished scholar at the American University Center for Global Peace, Washington, D.C., and Rothermere American Institute Fellow, University of Oxford, Britain. She is a veteran of the U.S. civil rights movement and in 1988 won a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award for her memoir, Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. She has spent her career studying collective nonviolent action in political conflicts, about which she has written extensively. Her latest book is A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance. Supported by the United States Institute of Peace, she is working on a study of a Gandhian struggle in India against untouchability during 1924-1925. In 2003 in Mumbai (Bombay), India, King was given the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award, which recognizes the promotion of Gandhian values.
- Author(s)Mary King
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication19/10/2009
- GenreEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCQ Press
- Weight1285 g
- Width216 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine28 mm
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