Magazine Article - Vox

How to Topple Dictators and Transform Society

  • Ezra Klein
| Jan. 03, 2020

Nonviolent resistance scholar Erica Chenoweth explains the key ingredients of successful social movements.

The 2010s witnessed an uptick in nonviolent resistance movements across the globe. Over the course of the last decade we've seen record numbers of popular protests, grassroots campaigns, and civic demonstrations advancing causes that range from toppling dictatorial regimes to ending factory farming to advancing a Green New Deal.

So, I thought it would be fitting to kick off 2020 by bringing Erica Chenoweth, a political scientist at Harvard specializing in nonviolent resistance, on The Ezra Klein Show....

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For Academic Citation: Klein, Ezra. “How to Topple Dictators and Transform Society.” Vox, January 3, 2020.

The Author


Erica Chenoweth