Satyagraha

Discipline: Political Science

A theory of civil disobedience or direct action expounded by the Indian political leader Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869-1948).

Peaceful resistance to the policies of government is both politically effective and confronts a state which is inherently violent with an alternative manner of social conduct.

Source:
David Miller et al., eds, The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought (1987)

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