Terrorism, Civil War, and Revolution: Revolution and International Politics, 3rd Edition


This text explores the nature and possibility of revolution and civil strife in the context of international politics.

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This text explores the nature and possibility of revolution and civil strife in the context of international politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441167842
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Calvert is Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK.

A political scientist, writer, and educator, Calvert began his career as a regular British Army enlistment with the Intelligence Corps before moving to academia as a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been visiting lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, at Birkbeck College, London, and at the University of Portsmouth. In 1984, he was appointed to a personal Chair with the title of Professor of Comparative and International Politics at Southampton. He served as co-editor of the journal Democratization from 1996 to 2007 and was also the co-editor of the Frank Cass/Longman book series on democratization. In addition, he has published about 20 books and his work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish.

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Challenges to the State Terrorism Insurgency Civil War The Fear of Revolution The Analysis of Revolution Preparation Action Consolidation Conclusion2. Use of Force in the International System Demonstrations of Force Sea and Air Power in Domestic Conflict Military aid Military Intervention War Standing Armies and the Problem of Militarism The Coup Urban Insurrection Civil War and the Failure of Revolution Conclusion3. Wars of National Liberation Nationalism and Empire Fighting for Independence National Liberation and the International System Dependency and Neocolonialism The Pursuit of National Identity Guerrilla Warfare4. Leadership and Recruitment Leadership The Social Origins of Leadership The Psychological Origins of Leadership The Mass and the Crowd Taking Sides The Subculture of Violence Gangs, Bandits, and Pirates Terrorists as Revolutionary Leaders The International Dimension5. Aid and Intervention Diplomatic Immunities Revolutionary Diplomacy Types of Intervention Military Intervention Levels of Intervention Humanitarian Intervention6. Counterinsurgency Planning for Counterinsurgency The Doctrine of Counterinsurgency The Iranian Revolution The Crisis of Communism and the Collapse of the Soviet Union The 'Third Wave' of Democratization The Impact of '9/11' Iraq War or Civil War? WithdrawalBibliographyIndex

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