ISBN-10:
0521409381
ISBN-13:
9780521409384
Pub. Date:
09/30/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Social Revolutions in the Modern World / Edition 1

Social Revolutions in the Modern World / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780521409384
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/1994
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Doing Macroscopic Social Science: 1. A critical review of Barrington Moore's social origins of dictatorship and democracy; 2. Wallerstein's world capitalist system: a theoretical and historical critique; 3. The uses of comparative history in macrohistorical research; Part II. Making Sense of the Great Revolutions: 4. Explaining social revolutions: in quest of a social-structural approach; 5. Revolutions and the world-historical development of capitalism; 6. France, Russia, and China: a structural analysis of social revolutions; Part III. A Dialogue about Culture and Ideology in Revolutions: 7. Ideologies and revolutions: reflections on the French case, byWilliam H. Sewell, Jr; 8. Cultural idioms and political ideologies in the revolutionary reconstruction of state power; Part IV. From Classical to Contemporary social revolutions: 9. What makes peasants revolutionary?; 10. Rentier state and Shi'a Islam in the Iranian revolution; 11. Explaining revolutions in the contemporary Third World; 12. Social revolutions and mass military mobilisation; Conclusion: reflections on recent scholarship about social revolutions and how to study them.

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