Erica Chenoweth Selected for Grawemeyer Award

By Taylor Marvin

Congratulations to Political Violence @ a Glance cofounder Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan for winning the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. The pair was awarded the honor for their 2011 book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflictwhich uses database of world uprisings over the last century to demonstrate that nonviolent resistance movements more effectively challenge repression than violent uprisings.

The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is awarded yearly, and includes a $100,000 prize. PV @ a Glance contributor Roland Paris is a previous recipient of the award, which he was selected for in 2007.

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva offers his congratulations as well, and explains more about the Grawemeyer Award and the selection process.


  • Congratulations! I think a book forum or a series of guest posts on this book would be very interesting. The book certainly deserves it and you wouldn’t have to negotiate with a journal for space and so on.

  • Congrats to Erica and Maria! I hope to get hold of their book in the near future and look forward to reading it.

    Ah, the (in)famous Roland Paris – he of the ‘is human security just hot air’ fame.
    (Well, it may seem like so if it does not work in tandem with pro-active human rights activism, but that’s an article yet to be written for another day)

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