Presenter: Erica Chenoweth / ICNC Academic Advisor
Title: Repression and Backfire
Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
This session will discuss how repression affects nonviolent campaigns. It provides empirical evidence that nonviolent movements are still effective even against brutally oppressive opponents. It discusses how movements “manage” repression through the promotion of backfire, as well as the strategic options movements have in dealing with repression. It also provides evidence suggesting that nonviolent movements that adopt violence or develop armed wings are not usually advantaged relative to nonviolent movements.