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About Erica Chenoweth


Erica Chenoweth is assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and an associate senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She is the co-winner, along with Maria J. Stephan, of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for their book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011).


Articles by Erica Chenoweth

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Changing sides doesn't always make for transformation — just look at Egypt

What is the best kind of defection? During Egypt's recent turmoil there was too much collusion between nonviolent people power and security forces. Instead, civil resistance campaigns should focus on producing shifts within several different elite groupings. This is the second article in our "Transformative Nonviolence" series with Waging Nonviolence

Does terrorism work?

Nonviolent strategies of resistance are not simply morally superior to their violent counterparts. They are also more effective, according to the groundbreaking research of Dr. Maria Stephan and Dr. Erica Chenoweth.

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