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RENDON CORONA, Armando. Gandhi: civil active resistance. Polis [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 69-103. ISSN 1870-2333.

This article refers to Gandhi's conception on active resistance according to his political ethic principles that regulate the forms of action, resistance and truth. It postulates the individual and collective resistance action against injustice and oppression, accepting the sacrifices that it implies. The axes of his strategy are the duty of disobedience and non-cooperation with the State through non violent resources such as boycott, activity suspension and mass mobilization. It combines refusal of a domination system with the creation of a new social order, in which dignity awareness and autonomy from the system, up to self-rule are indispensable.

Keywords : active resistance; non-cooperation; non-violent action.

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