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Non Violent Revolution Guide Book

Non Violent Revolution Guide Book

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F
rom
Dictatorship
to
Democracy
 A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
Fu U.s. edG s
t a e iu
 
All material appearing in thispublication is in the public domain andmay be reproduced withoutpermission from Gene Sharp.
Citation of the source, and notication to the
Albert Einstein Institution for the reproduction,translation, and reprinting of this publication, are appreciated.First Edition, May 2002Second Edition, June 2003Third Edition, February 2008Fourth Edition, May 2010
From Dictatorship to Democracy
was originally published in Bangkok in 1993 by the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burmain association with Khit Pyaing (
The New Era Journal
). It has since been translated into at least thirty-one other languages and has beenpublished in Serbia, Indonesia, and Thailand, among other countries.This is the fourth United States Edition.Printed in the United States of America.Printed on Recycled Paper.The Albert Einstein InstitutionP.O. Box 455East Boston, MA 02128, USATel: USA +1 617-247-4882Fax: USA +1 617-247-4035E-mail:einstein@igc.orgWebsite:www.aeinstein.orgISBN 1-880813-09-2
 
table oF contents
p
reFace
 o
ne
F
acing
D
ictatorships
r
ealistically
1
A continuing problem 2Freedom through violence? 4Coups, elections, foreign saviors? 5Facing the hard truth 7
t
wo
t
he
D
angers
 
oF
n
egotiations
9
Merits and limitations of negotiations 10Negotiated surrender? 10Power and justice in negotiations 12“Agreeable” dictators 13What kind of peace? 14Reasons for hope 14
t
hree
w
hence
c
omes
 
the
p
ower
?
17
The “Monkey Master” fable 17Necessary sources of political power 18Centers of democratic power 21
F
our
D
ictatorships
h
ave
w
eaknesses
 
25
Identifying the Achilles’ heel 25Weaknesses of dictatorships 26Attacking weaknesses of dictatorships 27
F
ive
e
xercising
p
ower
29
The workings of nonviolent struggle 30Nonviolent weapons and discipline 30
From Dictatorship to Democracy v
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