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From Dictatorship to Democracy|Gene Sharp
From Dictatorship to Democracy : A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
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"What Sun Tzu and Clausewitz were to war, Sharp. . . was to nonviolent struggle--strategist, philosopher, guru."-- The New York Times The revolutionary word-of-mouth phenomenon, available for the first time as a trade book Twenty-one years ago, at a friend's 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 world's most effective and sought-after analyst of resistance to authoritarian regimes.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781595588500
  • ISBN-10: 1595588507
  • Publisher: New Press
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 160

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