Apply for an ICNC 2020-21 Curriculum Fellowship!
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) promotes the teaching of civil resistance in academic institutions and beyond with our annual Curriculum Fellowship. Selected fellows will receive stipends of $1,300 and academic resources and support from ICNC staff to develop courses on civil resistance in either a classroom, online, or in a hybrid format (a combination of classroom and online coursework). Fellows are expected to teach their courses either in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021.
• Instructors from colleges and universities around the world who are interested in expanding their institutions’ existing curriculum to cover civil resistance, especially institutions that currently have no courses on civil resistance offered as part of their university curriculum
• Adult educators and trainers who might work in civil society organizations, but have academic-based training or pedagogical and teaching experience, particularly working in regions and countries with restrictive civic spaces or conflicts.
Application Deadline: May 25, 2020Learn More!
Announcing the Portuguese translation of Ivan Marovic’s book: The Path of Most Resistance
O Caminho da Maior Resistência: Um Guia Passo a Passo para o Planejamento de Campanhas Não-Violentas é um guia prático para ativistas e organizadores em todos os níveis que desejam transformar suas atividades de resistência não-violenta em uma campanha mais estratégica, com prazo fixo. Orienta os leitores através do processo de planejamento da campanha, dividindo-o em várias etapas e fornecendo ferramentas e exercícios para cada etapa. Ao terminar o livro, os leitores dispõem do que precisam para orientar seus pares no processo de planejamento de uma campanha. Estima-se que esse processo, conforme descrito no guia, leve cerca de 12 horas do início ao fim.Leia agora!
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New Blog Post
On April 20, 2005, a nonviolent movement known as los forajidos forced president Lucio Gutiérrez out of office in Ecuador. Several events culminated the previous year, triggering the pro-democracy mobilization. Gutiérrez took inflammatory actions to consolidate his party’s power through the courts, and several corruption and embezzlement scandals left thousands of unarmed Ecuadorians with no choice but to pressure Gutiérrez to leave office.
A decade later, in February 2016, Bolivian president Evo Morales ordered a referendum to evade the constitutional norm that restricted him from running for a fourth term. With 51 percent of votes not going his way, the referendum did not pass. Yet the constitutional court still allowed him to participate in the next elections, which came at the end of last year. […]Read more!
For Activists & Organizers
ICNC provides practical, relevant information and educational opportunities about civil resistance to activists and organizers around the world.
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New from ICNC Press
The Path of Most Resistance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Nonviolent Campaigns香蕉视频app在线 by Ivan Marovic, is a practical guide for activists and organizers of all levels, who wish to grow their resistance activities into a more strategic, fixed-term campaign. It guides readers through the campaign planning process, breaking it down into several steps and providing tools and exercises for each step. Upon finishing the book, readers will have what they need to guide their peers through the process of planning a campaign. This process, as laid out in the guide, is estimated to take about 12 hours from start to finish.Learn More
香蕉视频app在线Or, if you are interested in civil resistance and don’t know where to start, we’ve made a list of general introductory resources–many of them short articles–to introduce you to the field. See our list of .Visit the Resource Library
ICNC Translations Program
Translating civil resistance literature into diverse languages is one of the most powerful ways to spread knowledge and increase the effectiveness of nonviolent movements struggling for rights, freedom, and justice. Learn more香蕉视频app在线 about our translations program.
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For Scholars & Students
香蕉视频app在线The discipline of civil resistance has developed enormously in recent years, driven by new quantitative and qualitative scholarly research, as well as by numerous nonviolent movements around the world.
香蕉视频app在线ICNC runs a number of grant-supported academic and educational programs to meet the growing demand for cutting edge research, applied knowledge and practical skills in this field. Look at our research, writing, teaching and other educational offerings and review current calls for proposals or applications.Learn More
Academic Online Curriculum
ICNC’s Academic Online Curriculum on Civil Resistance香蕉视频app在线 (AOC) is an online resource to advance curriculum development, teaching, and research on civil resistance. It offers an extensive and regularly updated set of resources in this field, organized into clearly structured topics and case studies, and drawn in part from content that we and various academic collaborators developed for the ICNC university seminars we’ve led since 2009.
Anyone can register to use the AOC at any time and it is free to use.
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– Civil Resistance: Nature, Ideas and History
– Strategic Considerations in Civil Resistance Struggles
– Types of Civil Resistance Struggles
And more!Register now!
Calls from ICNC Academic Initiatives
Throughout the year, ICNC is offering a number of academic opportunities, resources, and support that it makes available to scholars and students. The field of civil resistance has grown immensely and these academic programs aim to respond to the growing demand for knowledge and skills and contribute to expanding the quality of education, research, and curriculum related to civil resistance. This page includes the current and past calls for the ICNC’s educational and research programs, such as learning opportunities, curriculum support, and research grants.
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香蕉视频app在线New from ICNC Press:
Preventing Mass Atrocities: From a Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) to a Right to Assist (RtoA) Campaigns of Civil Resistance
by Peter Ackerman and Hardy Merriman
Available in: English, Arabic, and Spanish
Events of the last decade demand new approaches to atrocity prevention that are adaptable, innovative and independent of a state-centered doctrine. With the aim of reducing risk factors such as civil war, we argue for a new normative framework called The Right to Assist (RtoA)….See ICNC Press Publications
For the Policy Community
Civil resistance movements have a proven role in advancing human rights, democratic governance, and curtailing corruption. They are a critical factor in addressing root causes of human suffering and reducing deadly violence in the world.
It is incumbent for members of the policy community who care about these issues to understand how movements work; their historic record of making change; and when, how, and under what circumstances external actors can take actions that are helpful to movements.Learn More
New From ICNC Press:
Preventing Mass Atrocities: From a Responsbility to Protect (RtoP) to a Right to Assist (RtoA) Campaigns of Civil Resistance
by Peter Ackerman and Hardy Merriman
Available in: English, Arabic, and Spanish
Events of the last decade demand new approaches to atrocity prevention that are adaptable, innovative and independent of a state-centered doctrine. With the aim of reducing risk factors such as civil war, we argue for a new normative framework called The Right to Assist (RtoA)….Read More
Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies
by Veronique Dudouet
香蕉视频app在线This report explores the complementary ideas and practices that civil resistance and peacebuilding approaches present, each from different points along the conflict transformation spectrum. Both strategies oppose violence in all its forms, and seek to pursue just peace by peaceful means. However, they take different approaches to conflict transformation, in particular how they analyze primary causes of violence and how they respond to conflict. Drawing on a number of case studies, this report aims to help practitioners and scholars understand how integrating these strategies can help establish a path for “powering to peace.”Learn More
A Movement-centered Support Model: Consideration for Human Rights Funders and Organizations
ICNC President Hardy Merriman writes:香蕉视频app在线 “What makes civil resistance movements effective? If funders and human rights organizations can identify key factors that answer this question, then their efforts can be oriented towards trying to support the development and growth of those factors. […]”Learn More
New Blog Post
Veteran Otpor organizer Ivan Marovic writes for Minds of the Movement: “Governments worldwide are using the pandemic to tighten control and clamp down on dissent. Is this virus going to strengthen the autocrats’ grip on power? And what can we do now and in the future? Although I don’t have experience with epidemics (the smallpox outbreak, the last epidemic in Yugoslavia, happened a year before I was born), I do see some similarities between the current moment and the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, which came when our movement Otpor was just a few months old. […]”Read now!
María Belén Garrido and Theo Roncken香蕉视频app在线 write for Minds of the Movement: “In Ecuador and Bolivia, the countries’ presidents were unable to complete their terms because of growing waves of civil resistance, but also one decisive factor in particular: military defections. This blog post analyzes military defections in a way that hopefully other civil resistance movements worldwide may distill some insights. […]”
Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco (USA) writes for Minds of the Movement: “There is still much to do to consolidate democracy and civilian rule in Sudan. All the same, the toppling of al-Bashir and his military backers is an amazing accomplishment. It demonstrates that whatever the structural obstacles may be, building on internal strengths and external opportunities, embracing diversity and nonviolent discipline, and following through on what was started are important ingredients to movement success. […]”