Social Revolutions in the Modern World

Social Revolutions in the Modern World

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In this collection of essays, Theda Skocpol, author of the award-winning States and Social Revolutions (CUP, 1979), updates her arguments about social revolutions. How are we to understand recent revolutionary upheavals in countries across the globe? Why have social revolutions happened in some countries, but not in others that seem similar? 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 transfers of state power to revolutionary challengers.In the concluding essay of this volume, I offer some reflections on major methodological and theoretical tendencies in the ... Can social revolutions in recent times be analyzed in terms analogous to those I used to make sense of the French, Russian, and Chinese revolutions? ... great transformations of the past: the French Revolution of the late 1700s, the Russian Revolution of 1917 through the 1930s, anbsp;...

Title:Social Revolutions in the Modern World
Author:Theda Skocpol
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1994-09-30


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