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From Dictatorship to Democracy
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Gene Sharp
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From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene Sharp


9781846688393

Serpents Tail


Peace studies & conflict resolution;
Politics & government;
Political structures: democracy


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160 pages

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From Democracy to Dictatorship was a pamphlet, printed and distributed by Dr Gene Sharp and based on his study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration. Now in its fourth edition, it was originally handed out by the Albert Einstein Peace Institution, and although never actively promoted, to date it has been translated into thirty-one languages. Now in its twenty-first year, it is being published for the first time in the English language. This astonishing book travelled as a photocopied pamphlet from Burma to Indonesia, Serbia and most recently Egypt, Tunisia and Syria, with dissent in China also reported. Once read you'll find yourself urging others to read it and indeed want to gift it. It has been likened to Marx's The Communist Manifesto and Mao Tse Tung's Little Red Book in its historic importance and has played a pivotal role in the recent and ongoing uprisings of the Arab Spring.

By:   Gene Sharp
Imprint:   Serpents Tail
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   142g
ISBN:   9781846688393
ISBN 10:   1846688396
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   March 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gene Sharp holds degrees from universities across the world. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He was previously at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs. For his lifelong commitment to the defence of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence he was awarded the Courage of Conscience award in 2008. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.


A book that must be read. It is scholarly, readable and highly relevant at a time when so many people are challenging the dictatorships under which they live. With his long historical understanding he offers really useful advice to people who are engaged on the same task today -- Tony Benn Sharp's contribution to the struggle for non-violence protest in the Arab world has been immense. After many years of persistent effort he has been fully vindicated. -- Raja Shehadeh

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