A Radical Audiobook Series Presents: “How Nonviolent Struggle Works” by Gene Sharp
Dive into a comprehensive exploration of nonviolent resistance with Gene Sharp’s groundbreaking work, presented by A Radical Guide. This audiobook illuminates the principles, strategies, and dynamics of nonviolent action, offering listeners an in-depth understanding of this potent tool for social change.
Gene Sharp, a revered political scientist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has dedicated his lifetime to understanding and promoting nonviolent action. This work is a testament to his commitment, shedding light on the mechanisms and intricacies of peaceful resistance. Through detailed case studies, analysis, and strategy formulation, Sharp unveils the power of nonviolent struggle as a formidable challenge to oppression, dictatorship, and systemic injustices.
Yet, as with all significant works, Sharp’s methods and insights have garnered acclaim and critique. A Radical Guide invites you to engage with this audiobook not as a definitive manual but as a vital resource within a broader spectrum of radical thought. Embrace our guiding ethos: “Follow ideas, not people,” and embark on a journey that encourages reflection, critical analysis, and informed action.
Given the nuanced nature of the content, we recommend ‘reading along’ with the audiobook to foster a more profound engagement. A link to the book is provided.
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- Sharp’s Dictionary Of Power And Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance In Conflicts. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential. Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 2005.
- Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defense. London: Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1985.
- Resistance, Politics, and the American Struggle for Independence. Co-editor with Walter Conser Jr., Ronald M. McCarthy, and David J. Toscano.
Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1980.
- Social Power and Political Freedom. Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1980.
- Gandhi as a Political Strategist, with Essays on Ethics and Politics. Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1979.
- The Politics of Nonviolent Action. (Now in three volumes: Power and Struggle, The Methods of Nonviolent Action, and The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action.) Boston: Porter Sargent Publisher, 1973.
- Exploring Nonviolent Alternatives. Boston: Porter Sargent Publisher, 1970.
- Civilian Defence. Co-authored with Adam Rob-erts, Jerome D. Frank, and Arne Næss. London: Peace News, 1964.
- Gandhi Wields the Weapon of Moral Power: Three Case Histories. Ahmedabad: Navajivan Publishing House, 1960.
BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS
- Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression. With the assistance of Jamila Raqib. Boston: Albert Einstein Institution, 2010.
There Are Realistic Alternatives. Boston: Albert Einstein Institution, 2003.
- The Anti-Coup. Co-author with Bruce Jenkins.
Boston: Albert Einstein Institution, 2003.
- From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation. Bangkok: Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma, 1993
and Boston: Albert Einstein Institution, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012. London: Serpent’s Tail, Profile Books, 2011. New York: New Press, 2012.
- The Role of Power in Nonviolent Struggle. Cambridge, MA: Albert Einstein Institution, 1990.
- Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System. With the assistance of Bruce Jenkins.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.
- Nonviolent Struggle: An Efficient Technique of Political Action, An Interview. Jerusalem: Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence, 1988.
- Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal. New York: Institute for World Order, 1981, 1983 and Boston: Albert Einstein Institution, 1985.
- “ ‘The Political Equivalent of War’–Civilian Defense,” International Conciliation, whole issue, no. 555. New York: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 1965.
- Tyranny Could Not Quell Them! London: Peace News, 1958.
A complete list of the author’s selected publications is available on the website www.aeinstein.org, including publications in diverse languages.
The Albert Einstein Institution Mission Statement
The mission of the Albert Einstein Institution is to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict.
The Institution is committed to:
- Defending democratic freedoms and institutions
- Opposing oppression, dictatorship, and genocide, and
- Reducing reliance on violence as an instrument of policy.
This mission is pursued in three ways by:
- Encouraging research and policy studies on the methods of nonviolent action and their past use in diverse conflicts
- Sharing the results of this research with the public through publications, conferences, and the media, and
- Consulting with groups in conflict about the strategic potential of nonviolent action