Chenoweth on Success of Nonviolent Uprisings

Appearing as a guest on Los Angeles-based NPR-affiliate KPFK’s “The Insighters,” Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor of government, discussed the success of nonviolent uprisings in country’s with oppressive regimes during the last 100 years. Chenoweth lays out evidence that shows such uprisings often have been successful, despite “conventional wisdom” to the contrary. Chenoweth has a new book coming out this year on the subject titled Why Civil Resistance Works. She has also created an online “Skeptics Guide to Nonviolent Resistance.