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From dictatorship to democracy : a conceptual framework for liberation

Author: Gene Sharp; Albert Einstein Institution (Cambridge, Mass.)
Publisher: East Boston, Mass. : Albert Einstein Institution, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Sharp; Albert Einstein Institution (Cambridge, Mass.)
ISBN: 1880813092 9781880813096 9781921775369 192177536X
OCLC Number: 706499601
Description: x, 93 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Facing dictatorships realistically --
The dangers of negotiations --
Whence come the power? --
Dictatorships have weaknesses --
Exercising power --
The need for strategic planning --
Planning strategy --
Applying political defiance --
Disintegrating the dictatorship --
Groundwork for durable democracy --
Appendix 1: The methods of nonviolent action --
Appendix 2: Acknowledgements and notes on the history of From dictatorship to democracy --
Appendix 3: A note about translations and reprinting of this publication.
Responsibility: Gene Sharp.

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A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents.

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