Nonviolent Alternatives for Social Change is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This volume gives a comprehensive review on Understanding Nonviolence in Theory and Practice; Ethics and Nonviolence; Countering with Nonviolence; Media Myopia and the power of Nonviolent Social Change; Paths to social change: conventional politics, violence and Non violence; Defending and Reclaiming the Commons Through Nonviolent Struggle; Nonviolent Methods and Effects of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement; Humiliation and Global Terrorism: How to Overcome it Nonviolently. It at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Ralph Summy is an adjunct professor at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland where he engages in research and guest lecturing. He has taught at the University of Queensland and University of Hawai’i, and been a visiting professor at many universities around the world. He has authored books and articles on the theory and dynamics of nonviolent political action, history of peace movements, peace education, and related topics. For a number of years he has been actively involved in the affairs of the International Peace Research Association, and currently is a coconvener of its Nonviolence Commission. In 1977, he helped to found the journal Social Alternatives and continues to serve on its editorial collective.