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Social Revolutions in the Modern World : Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics - Theda Skocpol

Social Revolutions in the Modern World

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

Paperback Published: 6th February 1995
ISBN: 9780521409384
Number Of Pages: 368

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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Theda Skocpol, the internationally respected author of the award-winning 1979 book States and Social Revolutions, updates her arguments about social revolutions. How are we to understand recent revolutionary upheavals in Iran, Nicaragua, and other countries across the globe? Why have social revolutions happened in some countries, but not in others that seem similar in many ways? Skocpol shows how she and other scholars have used ideas about states and societies to identify the particular types of regimes that are susceptible to the growth of revolutionary movements and vulnerable to actual transfers of state power to revolutionary challengers. At this point, Skocpol argues, comparative social scientists have a good grasp on the causes and dynamics of social revolutionary transformations across modern world history, from early modern social revolutions in agrarian-bureaucratic monarchies, through more recent revolutions in certain countries emerging from direct colonial rule, and in dictatorial regimes focused on one-man patrimonial control.

'... provides an extremely useful companion to her thinking ... Skocpol writes with intelligence, grace and lucidity.' International Affairs

Introduction
Doing Macroscopic Social Science
A critical review of Barrington Moore?s social origins of dictatorship and democracy
Wallerstein?s world capitalist system: a theoretical and historical critique
The uses of comparative history in macrohistorical research
Making Sense of the Great Revolutions
Explaining social revolutions: in quest of a social-structural approach
Revolutions and the world-historical development of capitalism
France, Russia, and China: a structural analysis of social revolutions
A Dialogue about Culture and Ideology in Revolutions
Ideologies and revolutions: reflections on the French case, byWilliam H. Sewell, Jr
Cultural idioms and political ideologies in the revolutionary reconstruction of state power
From Classical to Contemporary social revolutions
What makes peasants revolutionary?
Rentier state and Shi?a Islam in the Iranian revolution
Explaining revolutions in the contemporary Third World
Social revolutions and mass military mobilisation
Conclusion reflections on recent scholarship about social revolutions and how to study them
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ISBN: 9780521409384
ISBN-10: 0521409381
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 6th February 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54