From Dictatorship to Democracy (version 2)

Gene Sharp (1928 - 2018)

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. - Summary by Wikipedia

This second version is newly recorded, with a faster reading pace than the first version.

Genre(s): Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Benjamin Gittins
Play 01 Facing dictatorships realistically Benjamin Gittins
Play 02 The dangers of negotiations Benjamin Gittins
Play 03 Whence comes the power? Benjamin Gittins
Play 04 Dictatorships have weaknesses Benjamin Gittins
Play 05 Exercising power Benjamin Gittins
Play 06 The need for strategic planning Benjamin Gittins
Play 07 Planning strategy Benjamin Gittins
Play 08 Applying political defiance Benjamin Gittins
Play 09 Disintegrating the dictatorship Benjamin Gittins
Play 10 Groundwork for durable democracy Benjamin Gittins
Play 11 Appendix One: The methods of nonviolent action Benjamin Gittins
Play 12 Appendix Two: Acknowledgements and Notes on the History of From Dictatorship to Democracy Benjamin Gittins