Kurt Schock engages in research that seeks to understand how civil resistance movements challenge state domination and economic exploitation. He has studied pro-democracy movements in authoritarian regimes and land reform movements in the global south that engage in collective action to promote a more equitable distribution of land and resources. His publications are numerous including journal articles and book chapters on social movements, nonviolent resistance, and political conflict.His book, Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), was awarded Best Book of the Year by the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. The book was published in Spanish as Insurrecciones No Armadas: Poder Popular en Regimenes No Democráticos (Editorial Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, 2008) and is being translated into Chinese.
He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Ohio State University and has been a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Australian Center for Peace & Conflict Studies at University of Queensland. He currently serves as the convenor of the Nonviolence Commission of the International Peace Research Association.
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