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Stellan Vinthagen

Senior lecturer

Stellan Vinthagen
Senior lecturer

Room number: F132
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764

Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Stellan Vinthagen

Research area
Resistance Studies, Nonviolent Action Strategies (Civil Resistance), Social Movements & Change, Power Theory.

Areas of interest
Interpretations of the social meanings of acts of nonviolent disobedience as well as how transnational movements breaking of system-rules influences economic and political system-functions. Social movement theory. Conflict management.

Current research

  • Globalization of Resistance: Influences on Democracy Advocators in Civil Society in the South (2011-2015), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
  • Legal Change and Social Movements (2010-2012), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
  • Everyday Resistance (2010), funded by University West.
  • World Culture and Resistance (2010), funded by University of Gothenburg.
  • Transnational Social Movements & Resistance Strategies (2001-2004, 2007, 2009-) (Unfunded). Funding applied for a continuation of the project.


Forum for Civil Society, Resistance Studies and Social Movement Research http://socav.gu.se/english/research/civil-society-and-social-movement-research

Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance and Professor of Sociology at UMass, Amherst umass.edu/sociology/users/vinthagen

Director, Resistance Studies Initiative, UMass, Amherst umass.edu/resistancestudies

Editor, Journal of Resistance Studies, http://resistance-journal.org

Steering group, Resistance Studies Network, resistancestudies.org
International Council, War Resisters’ International, wri-irg.org

Nonviolence and Peace Movements Commission, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)

Resistance Studies Network

LATEST BOOK: A Theory of Nonviolent Action - How Civil Resistance Works (2015) http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/T/bo20503488.html

BLOG on resistance: http://blogs.umass.edu/vinthagen/

Skype: stellan.vinthagen
Based in Sweden Jan-Aug: Department of Sociology and Work Science, Box 720, 40530 Göteborg, Sweden
Based in USA Sep-Dec: Department of Sociology, 200 Hicks Way, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts
MA 01003-9277 Amherst, USA


Latest publications

Resistance Studies as an Academic Pursuit
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Journal of Resistance Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Longterm peacebuilding, peace processes and public resistance
Michael Schulz, Stellan Vinthagen
International Studies Association, Annual Convent 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Fighting with and against the Time: The Environmental Movement’s Queering of Time as Resistance
Mona Lilja, Mikael Baaz, Stellan Vinthagen
Identity: Representation & Practices - Lisbon, 11-12 September, 2014 Faculty of Humanities – University of Lisbon, Portugal, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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Ickevåldsaktion: en social praktik av motstånd och konstruktion
Stellan Vinthagen
Göteborg, Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2005
Doctoral thesis


From techniques to repertoires: Studying nonviolent action and social movements
Stellan Vinthagen, Sean Chabot
Paper presented at the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) conference, Sapron, Hungary, July, Conference contribution 2004
Conference contribution


Ickevåldsrörelsens idéhistoria
Stellan Vinthagen
Fronesis, Magazine article 2003
Magazine article

A movement culture of nonviolent action
Stellan Vinthagen
Paper presented at the Swedish conference on development research "Fattiga och rika", Lund University, Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution

Motståndet mot den nya världsordningen
Stellan Vinthagen
Janne Flyhed & Magnus Hörnqvist (eds.), Laglöst land, Stockholm, Ordfront, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book


The sociology of nonviolent action; New challenges of nonviolent action research; The relational and constructionist dynamics of nonviolent action
Stellan Vinthagen, Sean Chabot
Three papers presented at the international research workshop on nonviolence research, Tromsö University, Norway, Conference contribution 2002
Conference contribution

Motståndets globalisering
Stellan Vinthagen
Mikael Löfgren & Masoud Vatankhah (eds) Vad hände med Sverige i Göteborg?, Stockholm, Ordfront, Chapter in book 2002
Chapter in book

Motståndets globalisering
Stellan Vinthagen
Paper presented at the research conference on global social movements, Lund University, Conference contribution 2002
Conference contribution


Towards the globalisation of globalisation: Structural transformation through dialogue or confrontation
Stellan Vinthagen, Hans Abrahamsson
Paper presented at the international research RC40, Expert group on development initiative workshop on new regionalisms and nes/old security issues, Göteborg University 31 May- 2 June, Conference contribution 2001
Conference contribution

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