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Revolutions Theoretical, Comparative, and Historical Studies

ISBN-10: 0155003852
ISBN-13: 9780155003859
Edition: 2nd 1994
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Description: From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history. Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harcourt Trade Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.41" wide x 9.20" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history. Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics and world history--and REVOLUTIONS is a reader designed to address this need. Part One offers a combination of classic treatises and late-breaking scholarship that develops students' theoretical understanding of revolutionary movements. Part Two shows students how these theories play out in real life through rich, accessible accounts of major revolutionary episodes in modern history.

Jack A. Goldstoneis the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has won major prizes from the American Sociological Association and the Historical Society for his research on revolutions, population, and political conflict. His 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs, The New Population Bomb has received world-wide attention. A Phi Beta Kappa visiting lecturer, Goldstone has authored or edited ten books and published over one hundred articles in books and scholarly journals. His latest books are Why Europe? The Rise of the West 1500ndash;1850(2008) and Understanding Revolutions(forthcoming).

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Comparative and Historical Study of Revolutionsp. 1
Theories of Revolutionsp. 21
Classic Approachesp. 23
Manifesto of the Communist Partyp. 23
The French Revolution and the Growth of the Statep. 31
Charisma, Bureaucracy, and Revolutionp. 33
The Debate on Modernizationp. 37
Revolution and Political Orderp. 37
Does Modernization Breed Revolution?p. 45
The Origins of Revolutionsp. 55
Peasants and Revolutionsp. 55
Revolutions: A Structural Analysisp. 63
Revolutions in Modern Dictatorshipsp. 69
Agency and Culture in Revolutionsp. 76
The Outcomes of Revolutionsp. 85
Revolution and the Rebirth of Inequality: Stratification in Postrevolutionary Societyp. 86
Gender and Revolutionsp. 94
Dictatorship or Democracy: Outcomes of Revolution in Iran and Nicaraguap. 107
The Impact of Revolution on Social Welfare in Latin Americap. 120
Counter-Revolutionp. 136
Revolution and Warp. 140
The Diffusion of Revolutionary Wavesp. 150
Comparative and Historical Studies of Revolutionp. 155
Republican Revolutionsp. 157
The English Revolution: A Structural-Demographic Approachp. 157
The French Revolution: The Abolition of Feudalismp. 171
The American Revolution: The Radicalism of Revolutionp. 177
Marxist Revolutionsp. 183
The Russian Revolution of 1917: Autocracy and Modernizationp. 183
The Chinese Communist Revolutionp. 191
The Cuban Revolution, 1959-1961p. 201
Revolutions Against Dictatorshipsp. 213
The Mexican Revolutionp. 213
The Nicaraguan Revolutionp. 223
Countermobilization in the Iranian Revolutionp. 235
The Philippines "People-Power" Revolutionp. 245
Revolutions Against Communismp. 255
The East European Revolutions of 1989p. 255
Revolution in the U.S.S.R., 1989-1991p. 261
The Social Sources of the Student Demonstrations in China, 1989p. 271
Guerrilla and Ethnic Revoltsp. 285
Toward a Comparative Sociology of Latin American Guerrilla Movementsp. 285
South Africa: The Struggle Against Apartheidp. 295
The Palestinian "Intifada" Revoltp. 304
The Afghanistan Revolutionary Warsp. 310
A Brief Guide to Further Readingp. 325
Bibliographyp. 329
Indexp. 337
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