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By the end of Blueprint, the idea that a punch is no match for a punch line feels like anything but a joke.”—The Boston Globe “An entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest.”—The Guardian “With this ...

Author: Srdja Popovic

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812995312

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters, activists, and community organizers—anyone trying to defend their rights, hold their government accountable, or change the world Blueprint for Revolution will teach you how to • make oppression backfire by playing your opponents’ strongest card against them • identify the “almighty pillars of power” in order to shift the balance of control • dream big, but start small: learn how to pick battles you can win • listen to what people actually care about in order to incorporate their needs into your revolutionary vision • master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups • recognize your allies and view your enemies as potential partners • use humor to make yourself heard, defuse potentially violent situations, and “laugh your way to victory” Praise for Blueprint for Revolution “The title is no exaggeration. Otpor’s methods . . . have been adopted by democracy movements around the world. The Egyptian opposition used them to topple Hosni Mubarak. In Lebanon, the Serbs helped the Cedar Revolution extricate the country from Syrian control. In Maldives, their methods were the key to overthrowing a dictator who had held power for thirty years. In many other countries, people have used what Canvas teaches to accomplish other political goals, such as fighting corruption or protecting the environment.”—The New York Times “A clear, well-constructed, and easily applicable set of principles for any David facing any Goliath (sans slingshot, of course) . . . By the end of Blueprint, the idea that a punch is no match for a punch line feels like anything but a joke.”—The Boston Globe “An entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest.”—The Guardian “With this wonderful book, Srdja Popovic is inspiring ordinary people facing injustice and oppression to use this tool kit to challenge their oppressors and create something much better. When I was growing up, we dreamed that young people could bring down those who misused their power and create a more just and democratic society. For Srdja Popovic, living in Belgrade in 1998, this same dream was potentially a much more dangerous idea. But with an extraordinarily courageous group of students that formed Otpor!, Srdja used imagination, invention, cunning, and lots of humor to create a movement that not only succeeded in toppling the brutal dictator Slobodan Milošević but has become a blueprint for nonviolent revolution around the world. Srdja rules!”—Peter Gabriel “Blueprint for Revolution is not only a spirited guide to changing the world but a breakthrough in the annals of advice for those who seek justice and democracy. It asks (and not heavy-handedly): As long as you want to change the world, why not do it joyfully? It’s not just funny. It’s seriously funny. No joke.”—Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties and Occupy Nation
2015-02-03 By Srdja Popovic

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Publisher: by Mocktime Publication


Category: Study Aids

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The summary of Blueprint for Revolution – How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators or Simply... presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of Your guide to starting a social movement that motivates people to come together and make real change happen, Blueprint for Revolution is a book that was published in 2015. These ideas illustrate a variety of nonviolent strategies through the use of historical anecdotes. These strategies can be utilised to exert political pressure, combat oppression, and reduce fear. Blueprint for Revolution summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book Blueprint for Revolution by Srdja Popovic and Matthew Miller. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]
2022-11-27 By PenZen Summaries

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Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669387442

Category: Political Science

Page: 27

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Egyptians who visited Belgrade in 2009 were planning a revolution against their own dictator, Hosni Mubarak. They weren’t aspiring politicians, but college kids like me, who shared the same passions as college kids all over the world: staying up late, drinking a lot, and trying to get a date. #2 I loved Rimtutituki, a Serbian punk band, because they were anti-war and spoke out against Milošević’s dictatorship. In 1992, they held a rare free concert in Belgrade, and when they announced a rare free concert in 1996, my friends and I all promptly skipped class to see them. #3 Otpor was a resistance movement in Serbia that used a logo of a black fist on a white background. They were a strictly nonviolent group, and they believed that they could change the government by sparking small confrontations with the police. #4 I wanted my Egyptian friends to understand that the more popular we became, the more the police tried to scare us away from Republic Square, the more we came back. I wanted them to understand that comedy was at work in Republic Square, and that it was simple yet radical.
2022-04-22T22:59:00Z By Everest Media,

In Stalin , Trotsky's own blueprint for revolution , he identified three approaches to the accomplishment of the Revolution . In the first , the Menshevik approach , the establishment of a liberal bourgeois democracy was regarded as the ...

Author: Edward Timms

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719022606

Category: Arts, European

Page: 360

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1988 By Edward Timms

Movimientistas were accused of distributing mimeographed materials “inciting revolution” among the peasantry in ... Leader of the Bolivian Peasantry”), the manifesto presents an indigenous blueprint for revolution, replete 136 The Sexenio.

Author: James Kohl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000210057

Category: History

Page: 412

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Indigenous Struggle and the Bolivian National Revolution: Land and Liberty! reinterprets the genesis and contours of the Bolivian National Revolution from an indigenous perspective. In a critical revision of conventional works, the author reappraises and reconfigures the tortuous history of insurrection and revolution, counterrevolution and resurrection, and overthrow and aftermath in Bolivia. Underlying the history of creole conflict between dictatorship and democracy lies another conflict – the unrelenting 500-year struggle of the conquered indigenous peoples to reclaim usurped lands, resist white supremacist dominion, and seize autonomous political agency. The book utilizes a wide array of sources, including interviews and documents to illuminate the thoughts, beliefs, and objectives of an extraordinary cast of indigenous revolutionaries, giving readers a firsthand look at the struggles of the subaltern majority against creole elites and Anglo-American hegemons in South America’s most impoverished nation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of modern Latin American history, peasant movements, the history of U.S. foreign relations, revolutions, counterrevolutions, and revolutionary warfare.
2020-11-26 By James Kohl

THE ROAD TO THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION Most of the revolutionary upheavals that occurred in Europe in the ... Lenin and the Bolsheviks exported their blueprint for revolution, to be led by a disciplined, tightly organized party, ...

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135937584

Category: Reference

Page: 580

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The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions is an important reference work that describes revolutionary events that have affected and often changed the course of history. Suitable for students and interested lay readers yet authoritative enough for scholars, its 200 articles by leading scholars from around the world provide quick answers to specific questions as well as in-depth treatment of events and trends accompanying revolutions. Includes descriptions of specific revolutions, important revolutionary figures, and major revolutionary themes such as communism and socialism, ideology, and nationalism. Illustrative material consists of photographs, detailed maps, and a timeline of revolutions.
2015-04-29 By Jack A. Goldstone

Author: Raymond M. Momboisse

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: UCAL:B3962201

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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4 Srdja Popovic, Blueprint for Revolution (New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015). Bringing Down a Dictator, dir. Steve York (New York: PBS Documentary, 2002). 5 We do not center the issue of violence vs nonviolence for the remainder of the ...

Author: Leland Harper

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648893957

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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The essays in “The Crisis of American Democracy: Essays on a Failing Institution” seek to answer central questions about American democracy, such as: if American democracy is failing, what are the causes of this failure? What are the consequences? And what can be done to fix it? These standalone essays present diverse perspectives on some of the impediments to achieving a true democracy in the present-day United States of America, as well as prescriptions for overcoming these obstacles. Leading academics from across North America, contribute their perspectives on this timely debate.
2022-03-15 By Leland Harper

After the Bolshevik Revolution , the Communist ideal " of imminent world revolution " gave way to the reality of " gradual ... including the Afghanistan incursion of 1979,1980 , as part of a broad Soviet " blueprint " for revolution .

Author: Christopher I. Xenakis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275975274

Category: History

Page: 254

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Xenakis examines the responses of Soviet experts in American academia--primarily political scientists, but also economists and defense scholars who specialized in the USSR--to the unfolding evidence of Soviet reform during the 1970s and 1980s and to its ultimate collapse. Particularly important for what the work suggests about the relationships between government support and the academic community and the limits of independent thought and analysis.

Blueprint for revolution: How to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world. Random House. Pravda. (2016). Orban khvali Vuchicha: Do pre nekoliko ...

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030864682

Category: History, Modern

Page: 1048

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The 21st century has witnessed a considerable and increasing number of political revolutions around the world. This contradicts the popular belief of many experts in the 1970s that revolutions occurred mainly in monarchies and empires. Instead, the revolutions of this century have several new characteristics, which call for a renewed analysis of the subject. This handbook offers a comparative perspective on the new wave of revolutions of the last decade. Presenting case studies on the color revolutions, the Arab revolutions of 20102011, and the global wave of revolutions in 20132018 that spanned regions ranging from Africa to the Caucasus, it offers a better understanding of the varied forms, features, and historical backgrounds of revolutions, as well as their causes. Accordingly, it highlights recent revolutions in their historical and world-systems contexts. The handbook is divided into seven parts, the first of which examines the history of views on revolution and important aspects of the theory of revolution. The second part analyzes revolutions within long-term historical trends and in their world-system contexts. In turn, the third part explores specific major revolutionary waves in history. The fourth part analyzes the first revolutionary wave of the 21st century (20002009), the so-called color revolutions, while the fifth discusses the second wave the Arab Spring (20102013) as an important turning point. The sixth part is dedicated to analyzing revolutions and revolutionary movements beyond the Arab Spring and some revolutionary events from the third wave that began in 2018. The seventh and final part offers forecasts on the future of revolutions. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scholars and students from various disciplines interested in historical trends, sociopolitical change, contentious politics, social movements, and revolutionary processes involving both nonviolent campaigns and political violence. "Once again, this volume demonstrates the kind of open-minded, systematic analysis that the field of revolutionary studies requires." (Prof. George Lawson, Department of International Relations, Australian National University Canberra).