Jonathan Pinckney, PhD

Nonviolent Resistance, Democratization, and Political Violence

Books and Monographs

2018. When Civil Resistance Succeeds: Lessons for Building Democracy after Popular Nonviolent UprisingsWashington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press.

2016. Making or Breaking Nonviolent Discipline in Civil Resistance Movements. Washington, DC: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Press.


Peer-Reviewed JOurnal Articles

2019. “Nonviolent Resistance and the Quality of Democracy” Conflict Management and Peace Science (OnlineFirst). With Felix Bethke.

2018. "Days of Rage: Introducing the NAVCO 3.0 Dataset." Journal of Peace Research 55(4):534-544. With Erica Chenoweth and Orion Lewis. 

2015.  "Collecting Data on Nonviolent Action: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward," Journal of Peace Research, 52(1):129-133. With Joel Day and Erica Chenoweth.


Book Chapters

(Forthcoming) “Donning the Velvet: Nonviolent Resistance in the 2018 Armenian Revolution.” in Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: The Decline and Defeat of Authoritarianism ed. By Anna Ohanyan and Laurence Broers. London, UK: I.B. Tauris.

(Forthcoming) “Nonviolent Resistance” in The Springer Handbook of Positive Peace ed. by Katerina Standish, Heather Devere, Rachel Rafferty, and Adan Suazo. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

2016. “Unarmed Civilian Protection in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.” in Wielding Nonviolence in the Midst of Violence: Case Studies of Good Practices in Unarmed Civilian Protection ed. by Ellen Furnari. Wahlenau, Institute for Peace Work and Nonviolent Conflict Transformation. With Eli McCarthy.

2015. “Insurgency,” in James D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition. Elsevier. With Erica Chenoweth.


Other Publications

2019. “Can Hong Kong’s Extradition Protesters Succeed Without a Leader?” South China Morning Post (June 15)

2018. “Lessons on Building Democracy after Nonviolent Revolutions.” Waging Nonviolence (November 13).

2018. "New Data Offers Insights into the Dynamics of Nonviolent Resistance." Waging Nonviolence (May 12). With Erica Chenoweth.

2017. "In Trump's America Who's Protesting and Why?  Here's our February Report." The Monkey Cage (April 5). With Erica Chenoweth, Jeremy Pressman, and Stephen Zunes.

2017. Review of Adam Burgos, Political Philosophy and Political Action (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol 29, no. 2.

2017. Struggles from Below: Literature Review on Human Rights Struggles by Domestic Actors. Washington, DC: USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program. With Erica Chenoweth, Tricia Olsen, Kyleanne Hunter, Pauline Moore, and Heidi Reynolds-Stenson.

2016. "Why Do Peaceful Protests "Turn Violent?" Political Violence at a Glance (October 25).

2015. Review of Brian Martin, Nonviolence Unbound (Irene Publishing, 2015), Journal of Peace Research (August).

2015. “Why This Week’s Coup in Burkina Faso Might Not Last.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (September 18).

2014. “What Next for the Lwili Revolution? What the History of Successful Nonviolent Movements Teaches us About the Political Transition in Burkina Faso.” Foreign Policy Democracy Lab (November 18).