Democracy, Revolution, and History

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The work of Barrington Moore, Jr., is one of the landmarks of modern social science. A distinguished roster of contributors here discusses the influence of his best-known work, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Their individual perspectives combine in delineating Moore's contributions to the transformation of comparative and historical social science over the past several decades.

The essays in Democracy, Revolution, and History all address substantive and ...

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Overview

The work of Barrington Moore, Jr., is one of the landmarks of modern social science. A distinguished roster of contributors here discusses the influence of his best-known work, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Their individual perspectives combine in delineating Moore's contributions to the transformation of comparative and historical social science over the past several decades.

The essays in Democracy, Revolution, and History all address substantive and methodological problems, asking questions about the different historical paths toward democratic or nondemocratic political outcomes. Following Moore's example, they use well-researched comparative cases to make their arguments. In the process, they demonstrate how vital Moore's work remains to contemporary research in the social sciences. This volume points, as well, to new frontiers of scholarship, suggesting lines of work that build upon Moore's achievements.

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"Intriguing essays. . . . This book demonstrates the usefulness of comparative historical inquiry in understanding the paths a nation can take toward modern liberal democracy."—Foreign Affairs

"This is an unusually stimulating collection of essays, one which, to a degree exceptional among volumes honoring great scholars, looks forward much more than back."—Jack A. Goldstone, University of California, Davis. Journal of Economic History

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Barrington Moore's Social Origins and Beyond: Historical Social Analysis since the 1960s 1
2 War and the State in Early Modern Europe 25
3 Where Do Rights Come From? 55
4 Did the Civil War Further American Democracy? A Reflection on the Expansion of Benefits for Union Veterans 73
5 Development, Revolution, Democracy, and Dictatorship: China versus India? 102
6 Intellectuals, Social Classes, and Revolutions 127
7 Building, Bridging, and Breaching the Color Line: Rural Collective Action in Louisiana and Cuba, 1865-1912 143
8 Religious Toleration and Jewish Emancipation in France and in Germany 167
9 The International Origins of Democracy: The American Occupation of Japan and Germany 191
10 The Political Sources of Democracy: The Macropolitics of Microeconomic Policy Disputes 210
11 Fin de Siecle Globalization, Democratization, and the Moore Theses: A European Case Study 230
Notes on the Contributors 257
Index 261
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