| FROM DICTATORSHIP TO DEMOCRACY|
A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
by Gene Sharp
How can an unarmed opposition overthrow a military dictatorship?
This classic text sets out a framework that has helped people around the world overcome tyranny.
The power of nonviolent action stems from the fact that all governments depend on the co-operation, or at least the general compliance, of the people they govern, and in particular on the loyalty of key institutions.
If a government's base of support in society is eroded, it becomes increasingly difficult for it to govern, to the point where it can no longer rely on these crucial institutions of administration, persuasion and coercion.
This book sents out in a systematic way the elements involved in successful nonviolent direct action. It considers historical evidence, it insists on the importance of advance planning and preparation, and it identifies key factors to be taken into account in devising sound strategies and tactics.
It also lists tactics and strategies that may be adapted for particular circumstances.
104 pages Paperback 2011
A Green Print book