Revolutions: a worldwide introduction to political and social change

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Paradigm Publishers, 2005 - History - 235 pages
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Revolution and state breakdowns are the focus of this student-friendly new text that analyzes the most prominent theories of revolution and points to future directions. This book 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?' Revolutionsalso looks at the state breakdowns in Eastern Europe after 1989, the usual 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.

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The Great Historical Revolutions
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Revolutions in the Third World
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I
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Stephen K. Sanderson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Riverside. He is a specialist in sociological theory and comparative and historical sociologyl and is one of the leading sociologists to develop a Darwinian understanding of human society. He is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Evolutionism and Its Critics (Paradigm 2007).

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