Skills or Conditions: What Key Factors Shape the Success or Failure of Civil Resistance?
Presentation by Dr. Peter Ackerman at the 2007 Conference on Civil Resistance and Power Politics. Ackerman discusses at length the tension in the academic community between those who see conditions as the prevailing determinant of a movement’s outcome, and those who place more emphasis on the skills/training of the movement.
Presented at the Conference on Civil Resistance and Power Politics
March 15-18, 2007