Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

11-2010

Abstract

This article provides a brief account of the non-violent resistance of two Maori chiefs, Te Whiti and Tohu, in 19th century New Zealand. Each example of such non-violent or passive resistance is unique to its historical and cultural context; but at the same time there is a tangible common ground between this example and those found elsewhere, such as Martin Luther King and Gandhi. This article will also draw a link between the politics of acts of resistance – in this case, resistance to the forceful acquisition of Maori land – and faith-based justifications. In conclusion, it will be suggested that, despite the apparent failure of resistance, because of the arrest and imprisonment of resisters, there are key ways in which such resistance succeeds.

Keywords

Passive resistance, New Zealand, non-violence, redemption

Discipline

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Law and Politics

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Journal of Conflictology

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

62

Last Page

69

ISSN

2013-8857

Identifier

10.7238/joc.v1i2.994

Publisher

Open University of Catalonia

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://journal-of-conflictology.uoc.edu/joc/ca/index.php/journal-of-conflictology/article/view/vol1iss2-macduff.html