States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippinesby Misagh Parsa
Pub. Date: 08/07/2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Between 1979 and 1986 Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines underwent dramatic political and social revolutions. This book examines the conditions and processes that gave rise to revolutions and their outcomes, through an in-depth analysis of economic and political developments in these countries. The author also analyzes the impact of the collective actions and ideologies of the major social groups involvedstudents, clergy, workers, and capitalists. His book provides a valuable new framework within which to understand the causes of revolutions, their mechanics and development, and their outcomes.
Table of Contents
List of tables; Preface; Part I. Theory and Structural Background: 1. Toward a theory of revolution: linking structure and process approaches; 2. Conflict and the making of exclusive rule; 3. State intervention and contradictions; Part II. Mobilization and Collective Action: Prelude; 4. Students: relentless revolutionaries; 5. Clergy: actors with relative impunity; 6. Workers: rebels with dual targets; 7. Capitalists: reluctant rebels; Part III. Outcomes and Conclusions: 8. Coalitions, challengers, and political outcomes; 9. Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
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