"I have evolved from being a detached skeptic of civil resistance to becoming an invested participant...I now study the history and practice...with much greater urgency, for the sake of my own democracy and in solidarity..."

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-- Erica Chenoweth, Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Week Three CLSC selection features Erica Chenoweth’s Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know. In this book, Chenoweth — one of the world’s leading scholars on the topic–explains what civil resistance is, how it works, why it sometimes fails, how violence and repression affect it, and the long-term impacts of such resistance. Featuring both historical cases of civil resistance and more contemporary examples such as the Arab Awakenings and various ongoing movements in the United States, this book provides a comprehensive yet pithy overview of this enormously important subject. This CLSC Author Presentation will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy. A book signing on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall will follow. This CLSC Author Presentation will be streamed live on CHQ Assembly and be available on-demand for the following week. 

Don’t miss the CLSC Book Discussion on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 12:15 p.m. on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall with co-presenters Philip Allen and Margaret Edwards.