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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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On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals

On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals

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On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict delves into the question of how to build a strategy for nonviolent struggle. Covering a variety of topics--such as ways to identify a movement's objectives, preparing a strategic estimate for a nonviolent struggle, and operational planning considerations--this publication contains insights on the similarities between military and nonviolent strategy. It represents a major new contribution to this field of study. Additional topics covered in the book include psychological operations and propaganda, contaminants that may affect the efficiency of a nonviolent movement, and providing consultations and training for members of movements and organizations. More info →
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How to Start a Revolution (Film)

How to Start a Revolution (Film)

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"As waves of revolutionary spirit sweep the world, one man's ideas continue to inspire, mobilise and unite protestors, giving them the tools to topple authoritarian regimes. Quiet, unassuming, and softly spoken, 83 year old Professor Gene Sharp is celebrated by revolutionaries and feared by dictators. So what are his ideas, how have they spread from his tiny Boston office, and how are they actually used on the ground? For the first time, this film shows how Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene's controversial book 'From Dictatorship to Democracy' has been used against dictatorships from Serbia to Ukraine to Iran, climaxing in its use in the Egyptian revolution and the ongoing Syrian uprising. We see how the book's 198 strategic 'weapons' of non-violent direct action have brought dramatic results, and why it has become the standard manual for anyone wanting to start a revolution. Through exclusive interviews with Gene, his associates and the revolutionary leaders he has inspired, this film goes behind the scenes of revolutions, showing the sheer force of non-violent people power. With revealing footage filmed covertly in Egypt and Syria, it explores how social media can now be used to threaten dictators. This is the inspirational story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all. Best Documentary at Raindance Film Festival. Best Documentary at Boston Film Festival. Mass Impact Award at Boston Film Festival. Special Jury Award at Ottawa One World Film Festival. Best Documentary at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival." More info →
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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Insurrectionary Civic Strikes in Latin America: 1931-1961 (Monograph Series Vol 1)

Insurrectionary Civic Strikes in Latin America: 1931-1961 (Monograph Series Vol 1)

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"From 1931 to 1961, eleven Latin American presidents left office in the wake of civic strikes," writes Parkman. "In addition, at least four...faced unsuccessful attempts to force them out by the same means." Dr. Parkman compares and contrasts these fifteen cases and includes a chronological summary of each case as well as extensive notes. More info →
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Civilian Based Defense in a New Era (Monograph Series Vol 2)

Civilian Based Defense in a New Era (Monograph Series Vol 2)

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In the wake of the peaceful revolutions of Eastern Europe in 1989, Johan Holst outlines the key criteria and parameters of a future security order in Europe and explores the potential of nonviolent civilian-based defense as a complement to traditional military forms of defense. Mr. Holst, who died in 1994, was the foreign minister of Norway, and former director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo. 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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Civil Resistance in the East European and Soviet Revolutions (Monograph Series Vol 4)

Civil Resistance in the East European and Soviet Revolutions (Monograph Series Vol 4)

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Adam Roberts examines the dramatic role played by "people power" in the undermining of communist regimes in Eastern and Central Europe, the achievement of independence by the Baltic states, and the defeat of the August 1991 coup attempt in the Soviet Union. More info →
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Nonviolent Action in the Liberation of Latvia (Monograph Series Vol 5)

Nonviolent Action in the Liberation of Latvia (Monograph Series Vol 5)

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This monograph recounts how the people of Latvia used nonviolent action in 1987-1991 to end Soviet domination and regain independence. It includes 24 pages of official documents outlining Latvian plans for popular resistance against Soviet attack in 1991. More info →
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Nonviolent Struggle and the Revolution in East Germany (Monograph Series Vol 6)

Nonviolent Struggle and the Revolution in East Germany (Monograph Series Vol 6)

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Roland Bleiker examines the role that "exit" and "voice" forms of protest played in the collapse of the communist regime in East Germany. He includes a chronology of the East German Revolution of 1989-90 and extensive notes. More info →
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Toward Research and Theory Building in the Study of Nonviolent Action (Monograph Series Vol 7)

Toward Research and Theory Building in the Study of Nonviolent Action (Monograph Series Vol 7)

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Ronald M. McCarthy and Christopher Kruegler offer their thoughts about developing theory and conducting research in the emerging field of nonviolent action. More info →
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Nonviolent Resistance in Lithuania: A Story of Peaceful Liberation (Monograph Series Vol 8)

Nonviolent Resistance in Lithuania: A Story of Peaceful Liberation (Monograph Series Vol 8)

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Nonviolent Resistance in Lithuania details the use of nonviolent action in Lithuania against Soviet control from 1940 until its independence in 1991. It also details the potential adoption of a civilian-based defense component to Lithuania's national defense policy. This is the eighth booklet in the Albert Einstein Institution's monograph series. More info →
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