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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Introduction to Nonviolence

ISBN 9780230361294
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Non-violent movements, under figures like Gandhi and the Dali 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 the historical development of non-violence from its roots in diverse religious traditions, to its need for social and political change.

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)

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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"Engaging in its depth and also its great width, this excellent text looks at the roots of potentially effective non-violence in a variety of religions and in a range of contemporary societies." - Rajmohan Gandhi, historian and former research professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
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