Methods (of Nonviolent Action) — CANVAS

Methods (of Nonviolent Action)

Methods (of Nonviolent Action)

“Specific means of nonviolent action/specific nonviolent actions.”

CANVAS Core Curriculum (2007: 87 & 274), adapted from Gene Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential, (Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publishers), 2005, pp. 543- 552

Nearly two hundred methods have thus far been identified under three main classes: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. The selection of the proper methods for a nonviolent action depend upon the objectives sought by their use, and should therefore clearly align with and reflect the chosen mechanism(s) of change.