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The success of a division

ByRoberto Baldoli

This chapter outlines the success of the current theories of nonviolence. Section one shows that the divisions between techniques and principle have been present since Gandhi. Yet, it is only with Gene Sharp that nonviolence was split into principle and a set of techniques. Section two outlines Sharp’s thoughts as well as the development of the categories of principled and pragmatic nonviolence. Finally, the third section describes the success and the key reasons of this success: a clear à la carte and secular concept.