Dealing With Military Defectors
Military and Veterans Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
The article discusses military defections, which according to theories of strategic nonviolent action, are the key to the successful overthrow of repressive regimes. Gene Sharp explains that nonviolent strategies for civil resistance came from the idea that rulers derive their power from cooperation and obedience of their citizens. The argument that military defections are not enough to bring down an oppressive government is presented.
Kraemer, Kelly Rae. "Dealing with Military Defectors." Peace Review 26, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 2014): 12-18.