• Erik Paul


Non-violence is the ongoing struggle for democracy waged by social movements for a new political economy. Non-violence is the identity and action of a plurality of Australian formations, including social movements, unions, and parties, whose engagement as activism constitutes form and expression of non-violence and resistance and challenge to the hegemonic order of Australia’s neoliberal corporate security state. Non-violence exists also as a potential and capacity for an existing plurality of actors to mobilize as a political force to effectively challenge the hegemonic power of Australian neoliberal corporate security state. Finally, non-violence exists as part of a broader emancipatory movement through time and space, an imaginary democracy, a more democratic, egalitarian, and peaceful society and world to come.


Non-violence Formations Activism Mobilization Counter-hegemonic project Emancipatory process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Paul
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  1. 1.Centre for Peace and Conflict StudiesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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