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State and revolutionary movements, 1945-1991

Author: Jeff Goodwin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

No Other Way Out provides a powerful explanation for the emergence of popular revolutionary movements during the Cold War era. By comparing more than a dozen countries in Southeast Asia, Central  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Goodwin
ISBN: 0521620694 9780521620697 0521629489 9780521629485
OCLC Number: 46650675
Description: 416 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Figures, tables and maps; Abbreviations and acronyms; Preface and acknowledgments; Part I. Introduction: 1. Comparing revolutionary movements; 2. The state-centered perspective on revolutions: strengths and limitations; Part II. Southeast Asia: Chronology for Southeast Asia; 3. The formation of revolutionary movements in Southeast Asia; 4. The only domino: the Vietnamese revolution in comparative perspective; Part III. Central America: Chronology for Central America; 5. The formation of revolutionary movements in Central America; 6. Not-so-inevitable revolutions: the political trajectory of revolutionary movements in Central America; Part IV. Further Comparisons and Theoretical Elaborations: 7. Between success and failure: persistent insurgencies; Chronology for Eastern Europe; 8. 'Refolution' and rebellion in Eastern Europe, 1989; 9. Conclusion: generalizations and prognostication; Annotated bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Jeff Goodwin.


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'Jeff Goodwin's No Other Way Out is an outstanding contribution to the sociology of revolutions. It goes beyond the work of his mentor, Theda Skocpol, and will have a profound impact on the Read more...

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