Civil Resistance and Violent Conflict in Latin America

Mobilizing for Rights

  • Cécile Mouly
  • Esperanza Hernández Delgado

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Juan Masullo, Cécile Mouly, María Belén Garrido
    Pages 111-136
  3. Esperanza Hernández Delgado, Claudia Patricia Roa Mendoza
    Pages 137-156
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-247

About this book


This book explores distinct forms of civil resistance in situations of violent conflict in cases across Latin America, drawing important lessons learned for nonviolent struggles in the region and beyond. The authors analyze campaigns against armed actors in situations of internal armed conflict, against private sector companies that seek to exploit natural resources, and against the state in defence of housing rights, bringing to light violent conflict in which people in Latin America have organized to resist imposition by powerful actors and/or confront violence and oppression. Each of the nine cases studied looks at the violent context in which civil resistance took place, its modality, its results and the factors that influenced these, as well as the challenges faced, offering useful insights for scholars and practitioners alike.

Cécile Mouly is Research Professor at FLACSO Ecuador and a practitioner specializing in peace and conflict studies. Her publications include various articles on civil resistance in the context of armed conflict, and the role of civil society in peacebuilding.

Esperanza Hernández Delgado is Professor at the University of La Salle, Colombia, and peace researcher, lecturer and consultant on local peace initiatives, civil resistance, mediations in the Colombian armed conflict, peace processes and peace education. 


non-violent resistance peace-building Latin America civil resistance military repression

Editors and affiliations

  • Cécile Mouly
    • 1
  • Esperanza Hernández Delgado
    • 2
  1. 1.FLACSO EcuadorQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.University of La SalleBogotáColombia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05032-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05033-7
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