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A Worldwide Introduction to Political and Social Change
Stephen K. Sanderson
- ISBN: 9781594510489
- Extent: 248pp
- Release Date: 20 Sep 2005
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Hardback
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- Category: Politics
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Revolution and state breakdown are the focus of this important new book that
analyzes the most prominent theories of revolution and points to future
directions. Covers famous revolutions from history (France, China, Russia) and
those in the developing world in addressing such key questions as “why are
revolutions so rare?”
Revolutions also looks at the state breakdowns in Eastern Europe after 1989, the
typical outcomes of revolutions, and the possible future of revolutions. An
appendix presents biographical and autobiographical sketches of several of the
most prominent students of revolutions.
Contents: Understanding Revolutions. The Great Historical Revolutions. Revolutions in
the Third World. The Causes of Revolutions: I. The Causes of Revolutions: II. The State
Breakdowns in Eastern Europe. The Outcomes of Revolutions. The Future of Revolutions.
About The Author
Stephen K. Sanderson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside. He is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Evolutionism and Its Critics (Paradigm 2007).