From Dictatorship to Democracy

Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4 stars; 11 reviews)

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp (b. 1928), a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts. The book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages. Editions in many languages are also published by the Albert Einstein Institution of Boston, Massachusetts. This is the Fourth United States Edition, published in May 2010. The book has been circulated worldwide and cited repeatedly as influencing movements such as the Arab Spring of 2010–2012. (3 hr 49 min)


1 - Preface 6:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
2 - Chapter 1 - Facing dictatorships realistically 25:50 Read by Benjamin Gittins
3 - Chapter 2 - The dangers of negotiations 16:44 Read by Kara Shallenberg
4 - Chapter 3 - Whence comes the power? 20:16 Read by Benjamin Gittins
5 - Chapter 4 - Dictatorships have weaknesses 7:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
6 - Chapter 5 - Exercising power 31:23 Read by Benjamin Gittins
7 - Chapter 6 - The need for strategic planning 18:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
8 - Chapter 7 - Planning strategy 33:29 Read by Benjamin Gittins
9 - Chapter 8 - Applying political defiance 15:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
10 - Chapter 9 - Disintegrating the dictatorship 18:04 Read by Benjamin Gittins
11 - Chapter 10 - Groundwork for durable democracy 12:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
12 - Appendix 1 - The methods of nonviolent action 14:00 Read by Benjamin Gittins
13 - Appendix 2 - Acknowledgements and notes on the history of from dictatorshi… 8:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg


(3 stars)

im coming back to this title to say that after 4 months of audiobooks while delivering packages this is still the worst reading I have ever heard the only reason to listen would be to hear Karen shallenberg and try her other readings. poems every child should know I a lot of fun.

why read like this?

(0.5 stars)

Had to check my speed settings. So unnatural reading style. Cant imagine he talks like this in daily live. I hope not.

a very enlightening book especially to those seeking change

(4 stars)