A Research Guide
Nonviolent Action: A Research Guide (Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 940) by Ronald M. McCarthy and Gene Sharp with the assistance of Brad Bennett, Albert Einstein Institution, Garland Publishers, November 1997. ISBN 0815315775.
Focuses on methods and techniques
This first comprehensive guide to research, sources, and theories about nonviolent action as a technique of struggle in social and political conflicts discusses the methods and techniques used by groups in various encounters. Although violence and its causes have received a great deal of attention, nonviolent action has not received its due as an international phenomenon with a long history.
An introduction that explains the theories and research used in the study provides a practical guide to this essential bibliography of English-language sources. The first part of the book covers case-study materials divided by region and subdivided by country. Within each country, materials are arranged chronologically and topically. The second major part examines the methods and theory of nonviolent action, principled nonviolence, and several closely related areas in social science, such as conflict analysis and social movements. The book is indexed by author and subject. This unique reference guide will be essential for political activists and scholars in history, sociology, political science, and international relations.