Articles by Hardy Merriman

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Democracy Insurance
Hardy Merriman | International Center on Nonviolent Conflict – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2017

We know that a unified and mobilized population—capable of imposing costs on unaccountable power holders through nonviolent tactics such as strikes, boycotts, and civil disobedience—is often essential to protecting and expanding civic space. There is an art and a science to how ordinary people have done this and nonviolent civil resistance has proven remarkably adaptable at addressing a variety of situations relevant to democratic backsliding, including:

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