Mainstreaming Pacifism

Mainstreaming Pacifism : Conflict, Success, and Ethics

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Mainstreaming Pacifism: Conflict, Success, and Ethics covers the history of philosophy concerning successful political means, and proposes an original interpretation of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Marx and Gandhi. The book counters the objection that pacifism is ineffective, and proposes that pacifism is not for a sect, but rather draws its most effective strategies from, and contributes them to, the mainstream political tradition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 23mm | 503g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 2 Tables, unspecified
  • 073918718X
  • 9780739187180

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Machiavelli

Chapter 2. Montesquieu
Chapter 3. Marx
Chapter 4. Gandhi
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Review quote

Exploiting Machiavelli's category of effectuality, and taking into account the thought of Marx, Montesquieu, and especially Gandhi, "a master of effectuality," the author explores in a novel and inspiring way a collection of effective alternative means to violence in the conduct of political conflict and the struggle for justice. The book is a significant contribution to a viable political pacifism for the twenty-first century. -- Giuliano Pontara, Stockholm University
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About Sara Trovato

Sara Trovato earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Letters at Universite Catholique de Louvain.
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