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Resistance and Rebellion Lessons from Eastern Europe

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ISBN-10: 0521035155

ISBN-13: 9780521035156

Edition: N/A

Authors: Roger D. Petersen, Jon Elster, Gudmund Hernes

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Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe explains how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes. The book provides a detailed theoretical treatment of the process that pushes and pulls individuals into risk-laden roles. It also reconstructs Lithuanian social networks of the 1940s, through extensive interviews, to illustrate and test the argument. The work conducts comparisons with several other Eastern European nations to show the breadth and depth of the approach. The book contributes to both the general literature on political violence, as well as the theoretical literature on collective action.
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .

List of figures and tables
Mechanisms and process
Lithuania, 1940-41
Rebellion in an urban community: the role of leadership and centralization
The German occupation of Lithuania
Post-war Lithuania
More cases, more comparisons
Resistance in the Perestroika period
Fanatics and first actors