Research on Resistance

UMass Libraries Resistance Studies Research Guide This library research guide offers access to relevant books, articles, special collections and films available through the UMass Amherst Libraries.

The Resistance Studies Network is a forum for scholars engaging with practices of resistance. It gathers scholars all over the world and is organized by people from Gothenburg, Sweden, Sussex, UK and Amherst, USA.

The RESIST research group at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has several ongoing projects, senior researchers and PhD-students. Here exists the opportunity to become a PhD-student (application once a year, normally in January).

Resistance: Rebellion and Resistance in the Iberian Empires, 16th-19th Centuries  a consortium of 13 institutions worldwide, funded by the European Commission, to study the resistance processes of discriminated and segragated social categories "from below" . 

Digital Library of Nonviolent Resistance After decades of work, Nonviolence International, in collaboration with Rutgers University International Institute for Peace, is launching the world’s largest archive of nonviolent training resources. You can find amazing handbooks, exercises, training outlines and curricula from around the world on this website.

Research on Nonviolent Activism

The Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project is a multi-level data collection effort that cataloged major nonviolent and violent resistance campaigns around the globe from 1900-2011.

Global Nonviolent Action Database  is a database with 1000+ cases of campaigns of nonviolent activism, freely accessible. A project of Swarthmore College, USA, this includes Peace and Conflict Studies, the Peace Collection, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

Swarthmore College Peace Collection collects extensive material from movements working on nonviolent social change.

The Albert Einstein Institution in Boston, MA, USA works to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action. Their work on this topic has been translated into dozens of languages. Visit their online library to access all currently available digital resources.

The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization that supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation. They also research nonviolent activism.

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based nonmilitary strategies aimed at establishing and defending human rights, democratic self-rule and justice worldwide.          
         Webinar Series of recordings of all ICNC academic webinars delivered between 2010 and 2016. Research on Social Movements

          Film Series includes five critically acclaimed documentary films on civil resistance for free streaming on their website, in English and over 20 other languages.

The Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies Resources on protests and social movement research (in German) 


Research on Social Movements and Protests

The Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies  the website of the initiative that aims at establishing an Institute in Berlin.