Seven Forms of Nonviolence for Peace Research: A Conceptual Framework

  • Theodore Herman
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


Nonviolence is a much more fascinating and complex field than is generally realized, especially since, like so many other subjects, its boundaries are expanding. The basic idea is that violence against human beings is unacceptable because, among many other reasons, it begets more violence in return, and this produces social instability. By contrast, nonviolence seeks to overcome oppression and injustice by convincing the perpetrators that there is a better way to maintain human relations. Also, there is a growing view of nonviolence of the need to create the institutions that enable people to live together peaceably.


Conflict Resolution Civil Disobedience Violent Conflict Peace Research Personal Suffering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Herman
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  1. 1.Colgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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