Non-violent resistance brings about political change much more effectively than the use of violence, say the two scholars, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan, who have won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Erica Chenoweth is an Associate Senior Researcher at PRIO's Centre for the Study of Civil War. She will be lecturing in an upcoming course on civil resistance at PRIO 12-14 May 2013.