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The Sources of Social Power: Volume 3, Global Empires and Revolution, 1890-1945

The Sources of Social Power: Volume 3, Global Empires and Revolution, 1890-1945

by Michael MannMichael Mann


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Distinguishing four sources of power - ideological, economic, military, and political - this series traces their interrelations throughout human history. This third volume of Michael Mann's analytical history of social power begins with nineteenth century global empires and continues with a global history of the twentieth century up to 1945. Mann focuses on the interrelated development of capitalism, nation-states, and empires. Volume 3 discusses the "Great Divergence" between the fortunes of the West and the rest of the world; the self-destruction of European and Japanese power in two world wars; the Great Depression; the rise of American and Soviet power; the rivalry between capitalism, socialism, and fascism; and the triumph of a reformed and democratic capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107655478
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 1,096,841
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John Hall (2011), Incoherent Empire (2003) and Fascists (Cambridge, 2004). His book The Dark Side of Democracy (Cambridge, 2004) was awarded the Barrington Moore Award of the American Sociological Association for the best book in comparative and historical sociology in 2006.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Globalization imperially fractured: the British Empire; 3. America and its empire in the Progressive Era, 1890-1930; 4. Asian empires: fallen dragon, rising sun, 1890-1930; 5. Half-global crisis: World War I; 6. Explaining revolutions: phase I, proletarian revolutions, 1917-23; 7. Half-global crisis: the Great Depression; 8. The New Deal: America shifts left; 9. Varieties of social citizenship in capitalist democracies; 10. The fascist alternative, 1918-45; 11. The Soviet alternative, 1918-45; 12. Japanese imperialism, 1931-45; 13. Explaining the Chinese revolution; 14. The last inter-imperial war and the fall of the fascist alternative, 1939-45; 15. Conclusion.

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