Nonviolence / Nonviolent Action


Carter, April, Howard Clark and Michael Randle, eds. People Power and Protest since 1945: a bibliography on nonviolent action. London: Housmans Bookshop, 2006. (See A Guide to Civil Resistance)

Hedemann, Ed. ‘Nonviolence.’ In Ed Hedemann, ed. War Resisters League Organizer’s Manual. New York: War Resisters League, 1986.

Helvey, Robert. On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals. Boston: The Albert Einstein Institution, 2002.

Holst, Johan Jørgen. Civilian-Based Defense in a New Era. Cambridge: The Albert Einstein Institution, 1990.

Irwin, Bob and Gordon Faison. Why Nonviolence? Introduction to Nonviolence Theory and Strategy. New Society Publishers, revised version 1983.

Martin, Brian. ‘How nonviolence works.’ In Borderlands e-journal, 4/3 (2005).

McCarthy, Ronald and Christopher Kruegler. Toward Research and Theory Building in the Study of Nonviolent Action. Cambridge: The Albert Einstein Institution, 1993.

Miller, Christopher A., ed. Strategic Nonviolent Struggle: A Training Manual. University for Peace, Africa Programme, 2006.

Ostergaard, Geoffrey. Gandhian nonviolence and passive resistance. Paper presented to the Muirhead Society, Birmingham, 25 October 1974.

Paige, Glenn D., Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Qader Muheideen) and Sara Gilliatt, eds. Islam and Nonviolence. Honolulu: Center for Global Nonviolence, 2001.

Popovic, Srdja, Andrej Milivojevic and Slobodan Djinovic. Nonviolent Struggle – 50 Crucial Points. Belgrade: CANVAS, 2006.

Popovic, Srdja et al. CANVAS Core Curriculum Students Book. A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle. Belgrade: CANVAS, 2007.

Raffai, Ana. ‘Nonviolence – Political Action from the Stance of Harmlessness?’ In Helena Rill, Tamara Smidling & Ana Bitoljanu, eds. 20 Pieces of Encouragement for Awakening and Change. Peacebuilding in the Region of the Former Yugoslavia. Belgrade, Sarajevo: CNA, 2007, 19-39.

Ramachandran, G. & T. K. Mahadevan. GANDHI – His Relevance For Our Times. Delhi: Gandhi Peace Foundation.

Randle, Michael, ed. Challenge to Nonviolence. Issues in Peace Research 2002 – Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford.

Rigby, Andrew. Living the Intifada. London: Zed, 1991.

Sharp, Gene. There Are Realistic Alternatives. Boston: The Albert Einstein Institution, 2003.

Sharp, Gene. From Dictatorship to Democracy. A Conceptual Framework for Liberation. Boston: The Albert Einstein Institution, 2002.

Sharp, Gene. The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle. Einstein Institution Monograph Series #3, 2000. (Abstract from Sharp’s the Politics of Nonviolent Action).

Sharp, Gene. Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal. Cambridge: The Albert Einstein Institution, 1980.

Sharp, Gene. Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential . Manchester: Extending Horizons Books, 2005. (Chapter 1 & Chapter 3 available as PDF files.)

Vinthagen, Stellan. ‘Obedience is the Enemy.’ In Peace News, 2435 (May-August 1999).


Useful online sources:

The Albert Einstein Institution
Unarmed Resistance: the transnational factor – international seminar organised by the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, England, in July 2006.


More sources available in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language