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Understanding revolution

Author: Patrick Van Inwegen
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding Revolution concisely, but thoroughly, explains one of the most fundamental sources of political change in the modern world. Designed to be accessible to undergraduate students, the book systematically explores such questions as: What should be defined as a revolution? Is there a typical pattern to the course of a revolution? What are the roles of ideologies, structures (e.g., the state, class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Van Inwegen
ISBN: 9781588267481 1588267482 9781588267757 158826775X
OCLC Number: 663822389
Description: ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding revolution --
The "life course" of a revolution --
The structural causes of revolution --
The role of ideology, part 1 : liberalism and nationalism --
The role of ideology, part 2 : Marxism and religious thought --
The sources of revolutionary leadership --
Mobilizing the masses --
The outcomes of revolution --
The study of revolution --
Appendixes : Case studies : American Revolution (1776-1788) ; French Revolution (1789-1799) ; Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) ; Russian Revolution (1917) ; Chinese Revolution (1949) ; Cuban Revolution (1959) ; Nicaraguan Revolution (1979) ; Iranian Revolution (1979) ; Philippine Revolution (1986) ; Tiananmen Square prodemocracy movement (1989) ; South African Revolution (1994) ; Rwandan Revolution (1994) ; Serbian Revolution (2001) ; East Timorese independence (1974-2002) ; Nepalese Revolution.
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