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Karuna Mantena
Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale

Karuna Mantena is an associate professor of political science at Yale University. Her most recent book is Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism (2010). 

Written by Karuna Mantena

Essay/
Human rights and justice
The power of nonviolence

Nonviolent politics have unique power to change the world, but they require strategic suffering and ascetic self-mastery

Karuna Mantena