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Geneviève Laffitte, 2001

Introduction to nonviolence

What is nonviolence? Concepts, philosophy, strategy, culture of nonviolence
Violence : Knowing it to fight it
Is humanity growing away from violence ? Historical overview
Managing interpersonal  conflicts
Nonviolent communication and mediation
Democracy, citizenship and nonviolence
Nonviolence in education
Forgiveness and reconciliation
Personal transformation and social change

Strategy of nonviolent action

The means and steps of a nonviolent action campaign
Dynamics and factors of transition from armed struggle to nonviolent resistance

Towards a nonviolent civil defence

1. An alternative to armed defence

2. Historical examples of civil non-armed resistance to a military assault

2.1. During the Second World War
2.2. In Czechoslovakia 21-28th August 1968

3. Nonviolent struggles against communist dictatorship in Eastern Europe

4. Resistances against dictatorships, coups d’état and terrorism

4.1. Civil resistance against dictatorships
4.2. Civil resistance against coup d’état
4.3. Civil resistance against terrorism

5. Definition and design of a nonviolent civil defence

6. Conditions and preparation of nonviolent civil defence. Trans-armament

Historical overview : thinkers and actors of nonviolence

1. Precursors of nonviolence up until Gandhi
2. Gandhi
3. From 1870 to 1909
4. From 1910 to 1929
5. From 1930 to 1938
6. From 1939 to 1949
7. Since 1950
8. Complementary slides : “The Righteous among the Nations”

Economy and society

Of some necessary orientations of the Western World according to Gandhi’s intuitions
State of the planet and reasons to believe