Pillars of Support — CANVAS

Pillars of Support

Pillars of Support

“Institutions and sections of the society that supply the existing regime with sources of power required for maintenance and expansion of its power capacity.”

CANVAS Core Curriculum (2007: 32), derived from Dr. Gene Sharp, “Waging Nonviolent Struggle”

In Robert Helvey’s “On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict“, Pillars of Support are defined as “The various structures that permit and sustain the day to day operations of government” (2004: 8).