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Stellan Vinthagen


Stellan Vinthagen

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 , 411 22 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

The narrative making of resistance
Stellan Vinthagen
Historisk Tidskrift, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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

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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

Globalisation from below: Social movements trying to influence corporate globalisations from above
Stellan Vinthagen
Paper presented at War Resisters International's world conference on social empowerment, India; and the Nordic research workshop "Rethinking development theory" by NORFA and Padrigu, Göteborg, Conference contribution 2001
Conference contribution

Makt och motstånd - Ickevåldsrörelsers hantering av makt i konflikter
Stellan Vinthagen
Leif Eriksson & Björn Hettne (eds) Makt och internationella relationer [Power and International Relations], Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book


Nonviolent movements and management of power
Stellan Vinthagen
Gandhi Marg, Magazine article 2000
Magazine article

Power as subordination
Stellan Vinthagen
Paper presented at the International Peace Research Association IPRA conference, Tampere, Finland, Conference contribution 2000
Conference contribution


Obedience is the enemy
Stellan Vinthagen
Peace News, Magazine article 1999
Magazine article


Maktbrytande och dialogunderlättande konflikthantering
Stellan Vinthagen
Framlagt vid Sociologiförbundets årsmöte, Göteborg, Conference contribution 1998
Conference contribution

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