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Tom Weber

Born in 1950 in Melbourne. Degrees in Law and Criminology. Social Sciences, La Trobe University 1991. Co-ordinates the Peace Studies Area at La Trobe University in Melbourne and teaches in the Politics Department.

Weber's main publications are: On the Salt March: The Historiography of Gandhi's March to Dandi, New Delhi, HarperCollins (1997); Gandhi's Peace Army: The Shanti Sena and Unarmed Peacekeeping, New York, Syracuse University Press (1996). Conflict Resolution and Gandhian Ethics, New Delhi; Gandhi Peace Foundation (1991). Hugging the Trees: The Story of the Chipko Movement New Delhi; Viking (1988, published as a Penguin paperback in 1989). With Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, he is working on a book on grassroots initiatives in unarmed peacekeeping titled " Nonviolent Intervention Across Borders: A Recurrent Vision," the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Honolulu 2000.

Tom Weber joined the foundation as adviser in 1996.


Department of Politics, School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria. Australia 3083


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+61-03-9479 1997


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Thomas Weber, July 12, 2007
Gandhian nonviolence and its critics
I attempt to show from were some of the major criticisms of satyagraha have come, criticisms that in many cases need to be taken seriously if the, as Gandhi called it, “science of satyagraha” is to develop.Satyagraha is one of the Mahatma’s great gifts to the future and it deserves to be articulated effectively, and this in turn means seriously considering valuable criticisms and being able to answer less valuable ones.

Reading Gandhi

Gandhi's Salt March as living sermon

Gandhism, Optimism and the Gandhians










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