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Description - Revolutions by Stephen K. Sanderson

This expanded, updated edition of Revolutions offers a new chapter on terrorism and on social movements, including jihadism. Revolutions and state breakdowns are the primary focus as Sanderson presents prominent theories and describes the process of revolutions. The book covers famous revolutions from history (France, Russia, China) and several social and political revolutions in the Third World (Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, and the Philippines). Given the frequency of revolutionary movements, a key question addressed by the book is 'Why are actual revolutions so rare?'Sanderson also assesses the state breakdowns in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union after 1989, the typical outcomes of revolutions, and the future of revolutions. An appendix presents biographical and autobiographical sketches of several of the most prominent scholars of revolutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594517051
ISBN-10: 1594517053
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen K. Sanderson

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).

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