Panels & Workshops

Dilemma Actions: Using Humor and Creativity to Save Democracy

June 3, 2024
15:00-16:30, 16:00-17:30
June 5, 2024
15:00-16:30, 16:00-17:30

The dilemma action is a nonviolent civil disobedience tactic that provokes a ""response dilemma"" from an authoritarian regime. If crafted effectively, dilemma actions put the regime in a lose-lose scenario: ignoring the tactic or harshly responding will benefit the pro-democracy movement. These actions tap into widely held beliefs or norms in society and use unpredictability, humor, and creativity to force opponents to choose between suboptimal reactions.


Srdja Popovic

Co-founder, CANVAS

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