Responses to critiques of nonviolence

Alexei Anisin, "Debunking the myths behind nonviolent civil resistance," Critical Sociology, vol. 46, nos. 7/8, 2020, pp. 1121-1139.

Response Monika Onken, Dalilah Shemia-Goeke and Brian Martin, "Learning from criticisms of civil resistance," Critical Sociology, vol. 47, nos. 7-8, 2021, pp. 1191-1203.

Reply Alexei Anisin, "Reinforcing criticisms of civil resistance: a response to Onken, Shemia-Goeke and Martin," Critical Sociology, vol. 47, nos. 7-8, 2021, pp. 1205-1218.

Benjamin S. Case, "Molotov cocktails to mass marches: strategic nonviolence, symbolic violence, and the mobilizing effect of riots, Theory in Action, vol. 14, no. 1, 2021, pp. 18-38.

Response Brian Martin, "Towards strategic rioting?" Theory in Action, vol. 15, no. 2, April 2022, pp. 77-91.

"Mark Bray, Antifa: The Anti-fascist Handbook (Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2017)

Response Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin. "Can antifa build an effective broad-based anti-fascist movement?", Waging Nonviolence, 25 April 2018. Also published in openDemocracy, 3 May 2018.

Thomas Davies, "The failure of strategic nonviolent action in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Syria: 'political ju-jitsu' in reverse," Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 26, no. 3, 2014, pp.299-313

Response Brian Martin. Failures of nonviolent action? Global Change, Peace and Security, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2016, pp. 117-120.

Reply Thomas Davies, "Learning from failures in the 2011 uprisings," Global Change, Peace and Security, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2016, pp. 121-122.

Peter Gelderloos, How Nonviolence Protects the State (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007)

Response Brian Martin. How nonviolence is misrepresented. Gandhi Marg, Vol. 30, No. 2, July-September 2008, pp. 235-257. Review article of Peter Gelderloos, .

Shon Meckfessel, Nonviolence Ain't What It Used to Be (Chico, CA: AK Press, 2016)

Response Brian Martin. Riots and resistance: unarmed insurrection and lessons for nonviolent struggle. Gandhi Marg, vol. 42, no. 3, October-December 2020, pp. 157-170.

Howard Ryan, Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement (2010 version)

Response Brian Martin, "Critique of violent rationales." Pacifica Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1997, pp. 83-91.

Marcie Smith, "Change agent: Gene Sharp's neoliberal nonviolence: part one, Nonsite.org, Issue #28, 10 May 2019, and part two, Nonsite.org, Issue #30, 29 December 2019.

Response Craig Brown, "Gene Sharp: more anarchist than neoliberal," Journal of Resistance Studies, vol. 6, 2020, pp. 69-104


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