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Author Van Inwegen, Patrick, 1974-

Title Understanding revolution / Patrick Van Inwegen

Publ Info Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner, 2011
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 RWU Main Library  JC491 .V36 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Note 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 structures, the international system), and individuals in shaping revolutions? What causes groups to mobilize behind revolutionary leaders? What happens after a revolutionary group assumes power, or fails? The discussion highlights points of agreement and debate within the social science literature, and brief case studies of revolutions and revolutionary movements bring concepts to life
LC subject Communism
Liberalism
Nationalism
Ideology
Revolutions
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
China -- History -- Revolution, 1949
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959
Nicaragua -- History -- Revolution, 1979
Iran -- History -- Revolution, 1979
Philippines -- History -- Revolution, 1986
South Africa -- History -- Revolution, 1994
Rwanda -- History -- Revolution, 1994
Serbia -- History -- Revolution, 2001
Nepal -- History -- Revolution, 1996-2008
China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989
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