No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991
States and Revolutionary Movements provides a powerful explanation for the emergence of popular revolutionary movements, and the occurrence of actual revolutions, during the Cold War era. This sweeping study ranges from Southeast Asia in the 1940s and 1950s to Central America in the 1970s and 1980s and Eastern Europe in 1989. Goodwin demonstrates how the actions of specific types of authoritarian regimes unwittingly channeled popular resistance into radical and often violent directions. By comparing the historical trajectories of more than a dozen countries, Goodwin also shows how revolutionaries were able to create opportunities for seizing state power.
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Review: No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991 (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)User Review - Jim Flora - Goodreads
Elegant explanation of revolutions. It doesn't capture everything, but the model it provides is a terrific starting point and needs to be taken under consideration. Read full review
Review: No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945-1991 (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)User Review - David - Goodreads
Can you tell I am teaching my revolutions course again? This is an interesting historical/political science narrative about revolutions since 1945, focusing on southeast asia and central america. Good ... Read full review