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By Stellan Vinthagen

ISBN-10: 178032054X

ISBN-13: 9781780320540

The U.S. civil rights move, anti-apartheid protestors in South Africa, and Gandhi’s fight for Indian freedom are all strong illustrations of nonviolent motion that successfully caused swap. In A idea of Nonviolent motion, Stellan Vinthagen attracts on those examples in addition to a wealthy number of different old social occasions that characterize nonviolence routine that mixed resistance and confident change.

With this groundbreaking ebook, Vinthagen offers the 1st significant systematic try and boost a idea of nonviolent motion in a long time, making this crucial examining for a person eager about the learn of nonviolence activities.

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There was also a question about how the production work should be aiiocat~ Although the contract from the Ministry of Supply stated 1fiat the two firms were to share the work equally, it was also made clear that Vickers was the prime contractor and would exercise overall mangement control (Hastings 1966, 35; Williams, Gregory, and Simpson 1969, 22). ):. from the ministry. The problem was exacerbated by the commitment to a development batch approach. The prototypes and development aircraft would be built on the production line for the main series rather than being built by hand, separately.

Further political disagreements centered around the role of the aircraft. 2 in a strategic nuclear role. This suggestion (which had always been seen as a possibility within government) was picked up by the 1963 Defence White Paper (Omnd. 1936) and attracted criticism both from those who felt that the aircraft was neither fish nor fowl, such as The Times and The Economist, and the left wing of the Labour Party, which was committed to a policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament. Yet others including Denis Healey, the Labour defense spokesmen, concluded that this "strategic bonus" did not so much represent a change in the specification of the aircraft as an attempt by the government to persuade its backbenchers of the soundness of its nuclear defense policy ( The Times, March 5, 1963 p.

The latter would be necessary if such skeptics as the Treasury were to be convinced that a consortium of manufacturers was indeed capable of producing the proposed aircraft within budget. Accordingly, the process of giving shape to the project continued. Now, however, the focus of the project managers turned inward: they started to try to a borate a network of design teams, design features, schedules, and ontractors. They started to create and mobilize actors in what we ill call a local network.

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