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The Contemporary US Peace Movement by Laura (Bellevue Community College, USA) Toussaint


The Contemporary US Peace Movement by Laura (Bellevue Community College, USA) Toussaint

As peace activists have faced increased government repression and accusations of being unpatriotic since 9/11, Toussaint examines how current attempts to control dissent impact the peace movement. This study offers an analysis of self-identified peace activists in terms of their demographic characteristics, motivation for activism, political opportunities, and views of the peace movement. It also discusses the processes involved in successfully mobilizing an increasingly diverse constituency and how broad-based support can be sustained beyond reacting to crises.


Laura Toussaint's The Contemporary U.S. Peace Movement delivers precisely what it promises; a thorough, factual and up-to-date account of the individual activitsts that make up the peace and justice movements in the United States today. Toussaint's book is an important and timely commentary on how individuals struggle to make their voices heard in the guarded halls of foreign policy -- Mobilization, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2009

About the Author

Laura Toussaint received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at American University. She serves on the Editorial Board of Societies Without Borders, the academic journal of Sociologists Without Borders.

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Publication date

11th October 2012


Laura (Bellevue Community College, USA) Toussaint

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


16 pages


Political activism
Peace studies & conflict resolution



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