fromdictatorshiptodemocracy

From Dictatorship to Democracy

A documentary on Gene Sharp, author of the historic work translated into over 30 languages and used by non-violent movements worldwide - From Dictatorship to Democracy (Download the free .pdf here.)

Sharp’s key theme is that power is not monolithic; that is, it does not derive from some intrinsic quality of those who are in power. For Sharp, political power, the power of any state - regardless of its particular structural organization - ultimately derives from the subjects of the state. His fundamental belief is that any power structure relies upon the subjects’ obedience to the orders of the ruler(s). If subjects do not obey, leaders have no power.  ~ from Wikipedia