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From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation

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Twenty-one years ago, at a friends request, a Massachusetts professor sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. It would go on to be translated, photocopied, and handed from one activist to another, traveling from country to country across the globe: from Iran to Venezuela—where both countries consider Gene Sharp to be an enemy of the state—to Serbia; Afghanistan; Vietnam; the former Soviet Union; China; Nepal; and, more recently and notably, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, where it has served as a guiding light of the Arab Spring.

This short, pithy, inspiring, and extraordinarily clear guide to overthrowing a dictatorship by nonviolent means lists 198 specific methods to consider, depending on the circumstances: sit-ins, popular nonobedience, selective strikes, withdrawal of bank deposits, revenue refusal, walkouts, silence, and hunger strikes. From Dictatorship to Democracy is the remarkable work that has made the little-known Sharp into the worlds most effective and sought-after analyst of resistance to authoritarian regimes.

About the Author

Gene Sharp advises governments and resistance movements around the world and is considered the most influential living promoter of nonviolent resistance to autocratic governments. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He currently resides in East Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595588579
Subtitle:
A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
Publisher:
The New Press
Author:
Sharp, Gene
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Political Science : Civics & Citizenship
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120904
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in 6 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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