sociological mechanisms of non-violent action.

by George Lakey

Publisher: Canadian Peace Research Institute in [Oakville, Ont

Written in English
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  • Nonviolence,
  • Passive resistance

Edition Notes

Cover title. Thesis (M.A.) - University of Pennsylvania. Bibliography: p. 94-98.

SeriesPeace research reviews, v. 2, no. 6
ContributionsCanadian Peace Research Institute
The Physical Object
Pagination104 p. port. ;
Number of Pages104
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Open LibraryOL19646962M

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