Insight with Gene Sharp – From Dictatorship to Democracy


December 10, 2020

More and more, people are taking to the streets across the world, as in the Middle East and North Africa, to demand an end to tyranny and oppression. As a result, unprecedented regime change has taken place. The extent to which the protesters were influenced by the 83-year-old political scientist, Dr. Gene Sharp, is unknown. His comments are a staple of the process, however, and his book From Dictatorship to Democracy has previously been utilized as a blueprint by democratic movements from Serbia, to the Ukraine, Guatemala to Indonesia, in their fight to overthrow oppressive regimes.