Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe / Edition 1

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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 shows how a sequence of causal forces - social norms, focal points, rational calculation - operates to drive individuals into roles of passive resistance and, at a second stage, into participation in community-based rebellion organization. By linking the operation of these mechanisms to observable social structures, the work generates predictions about which types of community and society are most likely to form and sustain resistance and rebellion." "The empirical material centers around Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance in both the 1940s and the 1987-1991 period. Using the Lithuanian experience as a base line, comparisons with several other Eastern European countries demonstrate the breadth and depth of the theory." "The book contributes to both the general literature on political violence and protest and the theoretical literature on collective action."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Resistance and Rebellion is an immensely rewarding and inspiring work." American Political Science Review

"...a good building block in development of a general approach to an important subject and contains a comprehensive bibliography." CHOICE

"...the book's contributions should be of interest to a wide audience of scholars concerned with collective action and comparative methodology." Contemporary Sociology

"This book presents an innovative attempt to examine how and why, at certain times, ordinary people decide to incur grave risks by rebelling against overwhelmingly powerful oppressors. . . . The substantive findings reported in Resistance and Rebellion should be of great relevance both to area specialists and to social movement experts. Petersen's impressive methodology, moreover, will stand as an illuminating example of research design for many researchers in positive political science and sociology across various sub-fields." Social Movement Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521035156
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Studies in Rationality and Social Change Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Mechanisms and process 32
3 Lithuania, 1940-1941 80
4 Rebellion in an Urban Community: The Role of Leadership and Centralization 134
5 The German Occupation of Lithuania 153
6 Postwar Lithuania 170
7 More Cases, More Comparisons 205
8 Resistance in the Perestroika Period 236
9 Fanatics and First Actors 272
10 Conclusions 296
Bibliography 305
Index 317
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