Seven Forms of Nonviolence for Peace Research: A Conceptual Framework

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Europe Income Boulder Indonesia Colgate 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Herman
    • 1
  1. 1.Colgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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