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Cambridge University Press
08 November 2018
Peace studies & conflict resolution; Social & cultural history; Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory
The Power of Nonviolence, written by Richard Bartlett Gregg in 1934 and revised in 1944 and 1959, is the most important and influential theory of principled or integral nonviolence published in the twentieth century. Drawing on Gandhi's ideas and practice, Gregg explains in detail how the organized power of nonviolence (power-with) exercised against violent opponents can bring about small and large transformative social change and provide an effective substitute for war. This edition includes a major introduction by political theorist, James Tully, situating the text in its contexts from 1934 to 1959, and showing its great relevance today. The text is the definitive 1959 edition with a foreword by Martin Luther King, Jr. It includes forewords from earlier editions, the chapter on class struggle and nonviolent resistance from 1934, a crucial excerpt from a 1929 preliminary study, a biography and bibliography of Gregg, and a bibliography of recent work on nonviolence.
By:   Richard Bartlett Gregg
Edited by:   James Tully (University of Victoria British Columbia)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9781316609446
ISBN 10:   1316609448
Series:   Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   08 November 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Tully is Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, Canada. His works include An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts (Cambridge, 1993), Strange Multiplicity: Constitutionalism in an Age of Diversity (Cambridge, 1995), Public Philosophy in a New Key, 2 volumes (Cambridge, 2008), On Global Citizenship: James Tully in Dialogue (2014), and Nichols and Singh, editors., Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogue with James Tully (2014). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Emeritus Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and recipient of both the Killam Prize in the Humanities (2012) and the C. B. MacPherson Prize for Public Philosophy in a New Key. He was co-editor of the Cambridge University Press 'Ideas in Context Series' for twenty years.

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