Author: Gene Sharp

How Nonviolent Struggle Works

How Nonviolent Struggle Works

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How Nonviolent Struggle Works is a serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its operation, and how it can be used against organized opponents with the capacity to impose harsh repression. This book offers the principle contents of Dr. Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent Action in a concise, accessible, and translatable format. It will be of interest to students, activists, and anyone who wants to learn about the technique. More info →
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From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation

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From Dictatorship to Democracy is a serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents, this booklet has since been translated into more than thirty different languages and spread worldwide. More info →
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The Anti-Coup

The Anti-Coup

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As coups are one of the primary ways through which dictatorships are installed, this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état and executive usurpations. It also contains specific legislative steps and other measures that governments and non-governmental institutions can follow to prepare for anti-coup resistance. More info →
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The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 1)

The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 1)

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Gene Sharp's The Politics of Nonviolent Action is a landmark study of nonviolence in three volumes: Power and Struggle, The Methods of Nonviolent Action, and The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action. Power and Struggle begins with an analysis of the nature of political power. All three parts should be ordered. More info →
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The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 2)

The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 2)

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A detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique - illustrated with actual cases - within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention. All three parts should be bought. More info →
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The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 3)

The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Part 3)

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The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action examines the complex operation of this technique against a violent, repressive opponent. Ground work which may precede the struggle is explored, as well as basic requirements for effectives. All three parts should be bought. More info →
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Waging Nonviolent Struggle

Waging Nonviolent Struggle

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This groundbreaking new work builds on 50 years of Gene Sharp’s definitive academic research and practical experience aiding nonviolent struggles around the world. Recently, advocates have applied these methods and strategies with great success in Serbia and Ukraine. In his most recent work, Dr. Sharp shows how to strategically plan nonviolent struggle and make it more effective. In Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Dr. Sharp documents 23 significant—and often successful—20th century nonviolent struggles in a range of cultural and political contexts, and reaffirms nonviolent action as a realistic and powerful alternative to both passivity and violence. More info →
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Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression

Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression

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This strategic planning guide is intended to assist people who wish themselves to plan a grand strategy, or super plan, to achieve their liberation from oppression and to build a more free and democratic system. This document is not only relevant to people facing internal dictatorships. It is also meant to be useful to people facing any kind of oppression. This short document cannot include adequate in-depth presentations of all the knowledge and ideas needed for strategic planning of a nonviolent struggle for liberation. Therefore, interspersed in this text are references to selected published readings covering those important topics. Careful study of these selected readings, available for download below, in the sequence recommended is essential. They contain much of the understandings, knowledge, and insights that may be useful in the preparation of strategies of liberation. More info →
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Social Power and Political Freedom

Social Power and Political Freedom

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Social Power and Political Freedom might have been called "Rethinking Politics." These penetrating, readable chapters urge us to think freshly about society's gravest problems - and to seek new solutions to dictatorship, genocide, war and oppression - unbound by past doctrines. More info →
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Gandhi as a Political Strategist

Gandhi as a Political Strategist

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Gandhi as a Political Strategist is a book about the political strategies used by Mahatma Gandhi, and their ongoing implications and applicability outside of their original Indian context. Written by Gene Sharp, the book was originally published in the US in 1979. An Indian edition was published in 1999. The book has been reviewed in several professional journals. Gandhi as a Political Strategist contains 13 chapters that are separated into two major parts. All chapters are written by Sharp, who also wrote a preface. The chapters were originally published elsewhere in journals between 1957 and 1970, but were revised for this volume, sometimes extensively. An introduction by Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King, states that Gandhi and King each "discovered an idea whose time had long since come," but that only with Gandhi as a Political Strategist do we have a single volume providing "an in-depth analysis of Gandhi's political strategy and its relevance for social struggle today.... a lucid, compelling case for nonviolent direct action as the most effective means for advancing social change that humankind has ever known." More info →
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Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle

Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle

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From the 494 B.C. plebeians' march out of Rome to gain improved status, to Gandhi's nonviolent campaigns in India, to the liberation of Poland and the Baltic nations, and the revolutions in North Africa, nonviolent struggles have played pivotal roles in world events for centuries. Sharp's Dictionary of Power and Struggle is a groundbreaking reference work on this topic by the "godfather of nonviolent resistance." In nearly 1,000 entries, the Dictionary defines those ideologies, political systems, strategies, methods, and concepts that form the core of nonviolent action as it has occurred throughout history and across the globe, providing much-needed clarification of language that is often mired in confusion. More info →
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Civilian Based Defense

Civilian Based Defense

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New paperback printing now available! Civilian-Based Defense applies the results of his studies on nonviolent struggle to the problems of deterrence and national defense. For the general public and policymakers, it explains how massive and selective noncooperation and defiance by a country's population and institutions can deny attackers their objectives without the dangers of modern war. Sharp has been called the "Clausewitz of nonviolent warfare" and has been a leading pioneer in developing of civilian-based defense. More info →
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There Are Realistic Alternatives

There Are Realistic Alternatives

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There Are Realistic Alternatives is a short, serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its applications, and strategic thinking. Based on pragmatic arguments, this piece presents nonviolent struggle as a realistic alternative to war and other violence in acute conflicts. It also contains a glossary of important terms and recommendations for further reading. More info →
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Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal

Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal

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This popular essay provides a brief introduction to civilian-based defense, a policy in which civilians are prepared to use nonviolent resistance as a means of national defense. More info →
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The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle (Monograph Series Vol 3)

The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle (Monograph Series Vol 3)

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"Nonviolent action . . . is capable of wielding great power even against ruthless rulers and military regimes," writes Sharp, "because it attacks the most vulnerable characteristic of all hierarchical institutions and governments: dependence on the governed." Abstracted from Sharp's classic three-volume work, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, this monograph summarizes the core concepts behind the technique of nonviolent struggle. More info →
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Como Funciona la Lucha Noviolenta

Como Funciona la Lucha Noviolenta

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Este librito ofrece los principales contenidos que se exponen en las 902 páginas del texto original publicado en 1973 de The Politics of Nonviolent Action a quien se interese por aprender las ideas clave de cómo funciona la lucha noviolenta. O sea, cómo puede operar la técnica noviolenta en situaciones de conflicto, aún cuando adversarios fuertes estén dispuestos a y tengan los medios para imponer una represión severa. More info →
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La lutte nonviolente: Pratiques pour le XXIe siècle

La lutte nonviolente: Pratiques pour le XXIe siècle

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Couper les sources du pouvoir et planifier la lutte nonviolente de façon stratégique, voilà l’objectif ambitieux de cette bible de la nonviolence, loin des fleurs dans les cheveux et autres clichés trop souvent associés à cette frange de la lutte politique. More info →
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La force sans la violence

La force sans la violence

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La lutte non violente a permis de résoudre un nombre important de graves conflits. Elle est venue à bout des plus grandes puissances militaires. Le travail de chercheurs a permis de comprendre le rôle incomparable d'une population qui, écrasée par la violence d'une dictature, d'une oppression ou d'une agression, se redresse et se met en marche avec une incroyable détermination. Pourtant, il ne suffit pas de descendre dans la rue par millions : la clé de la réussite, c'est aussi la stratégie, un exercice de haut vol qui ne s'improvise pas. More info →
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L’anti-coup d’Etat (The Anti-Coup, French Translation)

L’anti-coup d’Etat (The Anti-Coup, French Translation)

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"Certains observateurs ont écrit que ce sont les coups d'Etat - et non les élections - qui ont le plus souvent fait basculer les gouvernements. En Afrique postcoloniale, les coups d'Etat militaires n'ont-ils pas été élevés au rang d'institution jusqu'à devenir la meilleure façon de renverser le pouvoir en place ? De gros moyens et des fonds importants sont consacrés à la prévention d'une éventuelle invasion étrangère. Et rien ou presque, n'est prévu pour préparer les sociétés à faire face aux problèmes de défense posés par les fréquents coups d'Etat. Le temps est venu d'aborder la défense anti-coup d'Etat. Dans ce livre l'auteur démontre que nous disposons aujourd'hui du résultat de recherches et d'une expérience permettant la mise en oeuvre, sous certaines conditions, de toute la puissance d'un peuple refusant l'injustice ou la violence d'un coup d'Etat, pour l'empêcher sans bien sûr s'exposer à une sorte d'"aventure". Mais cela ne s'improvise pas. Gene Sharp est le chercheur le plus avancé dans le domaine des résistances civiles et de la lutte non violente. Il excelle en stratégie. L'abondante littérature dont il est l'auteur a été traduite dans de nombreuses langues. Du même auteur et dans la même collection, ont également été publiés De la dictature à la démocratie et La force sans la violence." More info →
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De la dictature à la démocratie (From Dictatorship to Democracy, French Translation)

De la dictature à la démocratie (From Dictatorship to Democracy, French Translation)

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"Depuis un demi-siècle, de nombreuses révolutions pacifiques contre des dictatures ont abouti comme en Pologne, au Kosovo ou encore en Serbie ; certaines hélas, ont échoué. Gene Sharp qui est sans aucun doute le chercheur le plus avancé dans l'étude de ces processus, démontre ici que les difficultés qui conduisent à l'échec proviennent souvent d'actions désordonnées, d'une insuffisance de préparation pour rendre la lutte efficace, d'une sous-estimation de l'adversaire, enfin et surtout d'une méconnaissance de ce que recouvre une "stratégie" et de ce qu'elle exige dans son application. Chez les militaires on l'apprend dans les plus grandes écoles alors que du côté civil on se persuade qu'il suffit de descendre dans la rue par millions pour réussir. Voilà ce que l'auteur nous fait comprendre dans ce livre, magistrale leçon de stratégie. Traduit dans de nombreuses langues, cet ouvrage connaît un incontestable succès international, il a été essentiel à bon nombre de populations en souffrance qui ont lutté pour défendre des valeurs démocratiques et se libérer de l'oppresseur. Du même auteur et dans la même collection, ont également été publiés L'anti-coup d'État et La force sans la violence." More info →
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De la Dictadura a la Democracia: Un Sistema Conceptual Para la Liberación

De la Dictadura a la Democracia: Un Sistema Conceptual Para la Liberación

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De la Dictadura a la Democracia se publicó primero en Bangkok en 1993 por el Comité para la Restauración de la Democracia en Birmania conjuntamente con Khit Pyaing (El Periódico de la Nueva Era). Desde entonces se ha traducido a más de trenta idiomas y se ha publicado en Serbia, Indonesia y Tailandia, entre otros países. Este ensayo enfoca el problema genérico de cómo destruir una dictadura y cómo impedir el surgimiento de una nueva. More info →
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独裁体制から民主主義へ (From Dictatorship to Democracy, Japanese Translation)

独裁体制から民主主義へ (From Dictatorship to Democracy, Japanese Translation)

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"アメリカの非暴力闘争研究家による独裁政権打倒のロードマップ。本書は、東欧諸国の「オトポール!」、「アラブの春」やウォールストリート占拠など、すべての抵抗運動の渦中で人々に教科書として読まれた。史上数々の独裁体制を緻密に分析・研究した成果を踏まえ、非暴力の反体制運動の全体像を示し、誰もが展開できる具体的な小さな戦略を粘り強く続ける実践的な方法論を解き明かす。" More info →
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Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie (From Dictatorship to Democracy, German Translation)

Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie (From Dictatorship to Democracy, German Translation)

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"198 Methoden des gewaltfreien Widerstands Gene Sharp ist der Mann, den die Diktatoren fürchten. Geschrieben hat Sharp Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie 1993 nach einer Reise nach Myanmar, dem ehemaligen Birma. Dort lehrte er heimlich gewaltlosen Widerstand. 198 Methoden dazu hat er gesammelt: Vom Wahlboykott, Hungerstreik und Sitzstreik bis zur Verweigerung der Zusammenarbeit mit der Regierung. Es gebe viele Wege, „Nein” in einem Polizeistaat oder zu einem Regime zu sagen, so Sharp. „Finde heraus, wo Dein Regime stark ist und wo es schwach ist.” Entstanden ist eine Anleitung zum gewaltfreien Sturz von Diktaturen, die in Osteuropa im letzten Jahrzehnt und heute in Tunesien und Ägypten eine große Rolle gespielt hat. Ihr zukürnftiger Einfluß auf die Weltpolitik ist noch gar nicht abzusehen! Gene Sharp geboren 1928 in Ohio, saß als junger Mann neun Monate im Gefängnis, weil er die Einberufung in den Koreakrieg verweigert hatte. Er ist Politikwissenschaftler und lehrte an der Eliteuniversität Harvard. 1983 grürndete er das Albert−Einstein−Institut, das sich mit der wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung und der Verbreitung von gewaltfreien Lösungen weltweiter Konflikte beschäftigt." More info →
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Fra Diktatur Til Demokrati (From Dictatorship to Democracy, Norwegian Translation)

Fra Diktatur Til Demokrati (From Dictatorship to Democracy, Norwegian Translation)

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