Lester R. Kurtz is professor of public sociology at George Mason University and a visiting lecturer at the European Peace University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on peace and conflict, nonviolent civil resistance, and social movements; he is the editor of Elsevier’s Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. Kurtz serves on the academic advisory board of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Published in: HomeEgypt: how to negotiate the transition. Lessons from Poland and China
A comparison of the Polish Round Table and the Tiananmen Tragedy show that non-violent resistance movements need to...
Published in: HomeRepression’s paradox in China
From the authoritarian’s perspective, internal dissidents are easy to deal with – put them in jail, have them...