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Social Power and Political Freedom

Introduction by Senator Mark. O. Hatfield

Author: Gene Sharp

Porter Sargent , Boston, MA, 1980

Sharp, whose 1973 three volumeĀ The Politics of Nonviolent Action is now a standard reference work on the theory and strategy of civil resistance has here brought together a collection of writings from over 20 years to address key themes relating to social power and popular empowerment. Other topics covered include several essays on civilian-based defence, reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa (written as a series of articles in 1963), civil disobedience in a democracy, and review essays of Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, and On Revolution.