Key Literature

Report on protest and resistance databases in the world
Jörgen Johansen for RESIST, University of Gothenburg, 2013

Stellan Vinthagen Publications
Selected publications from the Endowed Chair of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

Brian Martin Publications
A digital collection of the extensive publications by professor Brian Martin, University of Wollongong, Australia on nonviolent activism. Here you can access several books and numerous articles for free.

CivilResistance.info 
This is an independent web-site, maintained by people committed to the development of effective strategies of civil resistance and nonviolent struggle on a range of issues and not stopping short of fundamental nonviolent social transformation. They have several digital texts available, and most importantly they have a search function in the most comprehensive bibliography of nonviolent action research available.

Mobilizing Ideas 
Produced at Thu University of Notre Dame, they publish interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements, social change, and the public sphere. To enhance dialogue between scholars and activists, Mobilizing Ideas hosts exchanges between leading scholars from the social sciences and humanities and the activists they study, featuring original essays responding to a wide variety of problems related to social movements and social change.

Democracy Uprising 
This the online home of Mark Engler, an author and journalist based in Philadelphia who has written extensively on civil resistance. 

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
Includes multimedia resources and webinars with dozens of new resources and a library featuring translations in 55 languages to help further the study and practice of civil resistance worldwide. Some examples seen below:

Making or Breaking Nonviolent Discipline in Civil Resistance Movements
Jonathan Pinckney
How can we understand when nonviolent movements will stay nonviolent? When are they likely to break down into violence? This monograph analyzes both what promotes and undermines nonviolent discipline in civil resistance movements.

The Power of Staying Put: Nonviolent Resistance Against Armed Groups in Colombia
 Juan Masullo
Confronted with civil war, local civilians typically either collaborate with the strongest actor in town or flee the area.This monograph explores alternatives to these choices through sustained and organized civil resistance led by ordinary peasants against state and non-state repressive actors in Colombia’s longstanding civil war.

The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle: A Strategic and Historical Analysis
Tenzin Dorjee
The study traces this evolution, analyzing the central themes, purposes, challenges, strategies, tactics and impacts of three major Tibetan uprisings over the past six decades. 

Also Minds of the Movement, the ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.

Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, a center of excellence within the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver 
Movement building and civil resistance key resources for movement organizers.

 

Sites on Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Complete Site of Mahatma Ghandi  

GandhiServe Foundation              

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

The Ghandi Heritage Portal 
Everything relevant to Gandhi is here. All of his 100 books are searchable for quotes and topics.

Sites on Martin L. King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement 

The  Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute 

Civil Resistance and Self determination

Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua by Jason MacLeod