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From Dictatorship to Democracy by 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.

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13 - Appendix 2 - Acknowledgements and notes on the history of from dictatorship to democracy

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1 Jan 1970

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12 - Appendix 1 - The methods of nonviolent action

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1 Jan 1970

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11 - Chapter 10 - Groundwork for durable democracy

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10 - Chapter 9 - Disintegrating the dictatorship

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9 - Chapter 8 - Applying political defiance

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8 - Chapter 7 - Planning strategy

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7 - Chapter 6 - The need for strategic planning

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6 - Chapter 5 - Exercising power

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5 - Chapter 4 - Dictatorships have weaknesses

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4 - Chapter 3 - Whence comes the power?

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1 Jan 1970

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