Robert M. Press

"Recovering Nonviolent History makes an important contribution to the study of how ordinary people resist authoritarian rule. It helps fill the gap ...

between inward-looking social movement theories that focus on a movement's organization and the theories on nonviolent resistance that focus on individual and organizational acts and tactics - and the power of ideas - to weaken a regime's strength and legitimacy. It shows how nonviolent resistance has been an historical, but often overlooked force in many parts of the world." - Robert M. Press, University of Southern Mississippi; author of Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedom