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

Om ickevåldskamp i Turkiet
Stellan Vinthagen
Tidskriften Plogbillen, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

Om solidaritetsarbete och motståndskamp
Stellan Vinthagen
Tidskriften Plogbillen, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

Om militant kamp och ickevåld
Stellan Vinthagen
Anarkistisk tidskrift, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

Handbok för ickevåldsaktioner och civil olydnad
Stellan Vinthagen, Per Herngren
Omega & Avrustningslägret i Linköping, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

Om abortmotstånd och civil olydnad
Stellan Vinthagen
Tidskriften Plogbillen, Magazine article 1997
Magazine article

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