There are many other generally related questions about nonviolence, such as What Gandhian nonviolence methods are probably cultural specific and which might be more universal? or Are there any of Gandhi's methods that are now outdated? or WWGD if he were alive today? and so forth. But I wonder if we might start thinking about what the newest advances might be? I hope you'll comment.
I'm going to start by noting that we finally have some empirical research to back up our idea that nonviolence works. The 2005 Freedom House study is one of them and the work that is underway at Wesleyan University under the intellectual leadership of Erica Chenoweth is another profound set of contributions to our knowledge about nonviolence. This work is complex and starts to prove out the distinct pain-gain advantage of strategic nonviolence.
Another possible area of exploration is the uptick in nonviolent accompaniment work. This has become more routinized by nongovernmental organizations such as Peace Brigades International, Christian Peacemaker Teams and Nonviolent Peaceforce. Early assessment of this by Liam Mahony and Luis Eguren has helped us start to grasp the power in this tactic.
What other facets of nonviolence are relatively new, either beyond Gene Sharp's 198 ways or much more developed since his 1973 blockbuster trilogy on the Power, Methods, and Dynamics of nonviolence?