Violent and Nonviolent Conflict

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Social science research on violent and nonviolent conflict seeks to elaborate distinctions in ethical, strategic, and tactical thinking; identify the mechanisms that can bring success in each form of conflict; understand how these conflicts play out in distinct sociopolitical contexts; and elucidate the cultural and political economies of their transnational spread. This entry surveys the knowledge and insights generated in these areas of research. It first offers a general history of the fields of study that have addressed conflict forms and then discusses scholarly efforts to define, comparatively examine, and contrast violent and nonviolent conflicts and their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict: Volume 1-4, Third Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128201954
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamics and impacts
  • Global diffusion
  • Mechanisms of success
  • Nonviolent conflict
  • Power theories
  • Violent conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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