Revolutions: A Worldwide Introduction to Political and Social Change / Edition 1

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Overview

Revolution and state breakdowns are the focus of this important new book that analyzes the most prominent theories of revolution and points to future directions. Covers famous revolutions from history (France, China, Russia) and those in the developing world in addressing such key questions as "why are revolutions so rare?" Revolutions also looks at the state breakdowns in Eastern Europe after 1989, the usual outcomes of revolutions, and the possible future of revolutions. An appendix presents biographical and autobiographical sketches of several of the most prominent students of revolutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594510496
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Studies in Comparative Social Science
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen K. Sanderson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside. He is a specialist in sociological theory and comparative and historical sociologyl and is one of the leading sociologists to develop a Darwinian understanding of human society. He is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Evolutionism and Its Critics (Paradigm 2007).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Understanding revolutions 1
Ch. 2 The great historical revolutions 17
Ch. 3 Revolutions in the third world 45
Ch. 4 The causes of revolutions : I 61
Ch. 5 The causes of revolutions : II 83
Ch. 6 Revolutions from above in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 107
Ch. 7 The outcomes of revolutions 139
Epilogue : the future of revolutions 165
App Ten leading students of revolutions 167
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