Waves of Democracy
Social Movements and Political Change
By (author) John Markoff
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Waves of Democracy by John Markoff
Book DescriptionWaves of Democracy looks at two centuries of history of democratization as a series of multicontinental episodes in which social movements and elite power holders in many countries converged to reorganize political systems. Democracy is defined and redefined in these episodes. John Markoff examines several ways in which governing elites of national states mimic each other and ways in which social movements and elites interact. There is no other book written for undergraduates that looks at democracy over such a broad sweep of time and across so many countries and cultures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803990197
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Pine Forge
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 7-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Markoff
John Markoff is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively in sociological, historical and political science journals. His recent work includes The Great Wave of Democracy in Historical Perspective (Cornell University Western Societies Monograph 32), The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords and Legislators in the French Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press and (with Gilbert Shapiro) Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Dol'ances (Stanford University Press).
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