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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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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


Symboler i rörelse - Om sociala rörelser som tilltal
Stellan Vinthagen
Göteborg, Institutionen för freds- och utvecklingsforskning, Göteborgs universitet, Licentiate thesis 1997
Licentiate thesis

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