From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene SHARP (1928 - )

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp (b. 1928), a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts. The book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages. Editions in many languages are also published by the Albert Einstein Institution of Boston, Massachusetts. This is the Fourth United States Edition, published in May 2010. The book has been circulated worldwide and cited repeatedly as influencing movements such as the Arab Spring of 2010–2012.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Preface Kara Shallenberg
00:06:24
Play 02 2 - Chapter 1 - Facing dictatorships realistically Benjamin Gittins
00:25:50
Play 03 3 - Chapter 2 - The dangers of negotiations Kara Shallenberg
00:16:44
Play 04 4 - Chapter 3 - Whence comes the power? Benjamin Gittins
00:20:16
Play 05 5 - Chapter 4 - Dictatorships have weaknesses Kara Shallenberg
00:07:26
Play 06 6 - Chapter 5 - Exercising power Benjamin Gittins
00:31:23
Play 07 7 - Chapter 6 - The need for strategic planning Kara Shallenberg
00:18:37
Play 08 8 - Chapter 7 - Planning strategy Benjamin Gittins
00:33:29
Play 09 9 - Chapter 8 - Applying political defiance Kara Shallenberg
00:15:59
Play 10 10 - Chapter 9 - Disintegrating the dictatorship Benjamin Gittins
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 10 - Groundwork for durable democracy Kara Shallenberg
00:12:53
Play 12 12 - Appendix 1 - The methods of nonviolent action Benjamin Gittins
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Play 13 13 - Appendix 2 - Acknowledgements and notes on the history of from dictatorship to democracy Kara Shallenberg
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