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Published: 14 April 2016

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199336999

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Freedom Without Violence

Dustin Ells Howes

  • Traces the history of the idea that violence is necessary to obtain, defend and exercise freedom in Western political thought
  • Critically examines the use of violence in the name of freedom by republicans, liberals, conservatives and leftists
  • Recovers the story of nonviolence and civil resistance within the Western tradition
  • Highlights the importance and effectiveness of nonviolence in achieving political freedom in the early Roman republic, the abolitionist movement, the women's rights movement, anti-colonial struggles, the Velvet Revolutions and the Arab Spring
  • Develops a theory of nonviolent political freedom