How to bring down a dictator: the manual

From Dictatorship to Democracy
Read it here: the manual for toppling a tyrant

The thoughts and ideas which inspired the people power movement that brought down Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and helped those who toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt

By Prof Gene Sharp, the man they call the Clausewitz of non-violent defiance

From Dictatorship to Democracy was originally published in Bangkok in 1993 by the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in association with Khit Pyaing (The New Era Journal). It has since been translated into at least thirty-one other languages and has been published in Serbia, Indonesia, and Thailand, among other countries. This is the fourth United States Edition.

It is a serious introduction to the use of non-violent action to topple dictatorships.

Read it here or view » full screen version

Prof Sharp has placed this book in the public domain.

At the Albert Einstein Institute where he works, the book is already available in these languages: Amharic, Arabic, Azeri, Belarusian, Burmese, Chin (Burma), Jing-paw (Burma), Karen (Burma), Mon (Burma), Chinese (Simplified Mandarin), Chinese (Traditional Mandarin), English, Farsi, French, Indonesian, Khmer (Cambodia), Kyrgyz, Pashto, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Vietnamese.

» Menuju Demokrasi Tanpa Kekerasan

With an introduction by Gus Dur (Abdurrahman Wahid), later president of Indonesia

» In Chinese (traditional script)

» In Chinese (simplified script)


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