What Is Violence?

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199845231
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979875 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations

What Is Violence?

Show Summary Details


This chapter follows WILPF’s policies on decolonization. The chapter argues that an early 1970s’ resolution on the inevitability of violent revolutions, unprecedented until then, resulted from a shift in ideological beliefs. Though the international environment of the 1960s and 1970s favored this shift, WILPF arrived at its new policies thanks to an increasing reliance on feminist critical methods. The chapter highlights the origins of the profound disagreements within the organization on this issue and the practices that allowed for their resolution.

Keywords: decolonization; Third World; WILPF; revolution; pacifism

Chapter.  11363 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.