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Defeating dictators

fighting tyranny in Africa and around the world

by George B. N. Ayittey

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism,
  • Regime change,
  • Dictatorship,
  • Democratization,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGeorge B.N. Ayittey
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ1879.A15 A98 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25033668M
    ISBN 109780230108592
    LC Control Number2011038745

      Over the past years there has been a proliferation of books advocating the techniques and tactics that dissidents can use to remove dictators from power. Books like Gene Sharp’s “Dictatorship to Democracy”, “A Force More Powerful” by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall, “Dictator’s Learning Curve” by William Dobson, “Defeating Dictators” by George AyittAuthor: Joel D. Hirst.


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