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Ripples of Hope

How Ordinary People Resist Repression Without Violence

Robert Press

328 pages
Amsterdam University Press
In Ripples of Hope, Robert M. Press tells the stories of mothers, students, teachers, journalists, attorneys, and many others who courageously stood up for freedom and human rights against repressive rulers “ and who helped bring about change through primarily nonviolent means. Global in application and focusing on Kenya, Liberia and Sierra Leone, this tribute to the strength of the human spirit also breaks new ground in social movement theories, showing how people on their own or in small groups can make a difference.
Author Bio
Robert M. Press earned his PhD in political science at the University of Florida in 2004. He is the author of two books: Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedom (Ashgate, 2006); and The New Africa: Dispatches from a Changing Continent (U. Press of Florida, 1999).