Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

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Westview Press, 1996 - Social Science - 363 pages
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From the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the recent conflict in Bosnia to the transformation of South Africa, this new edition of Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements has much to say about historical and modern-day political upheaval. Fully updated chapters on China, Cuba, Iran, and South Africa (among others) provide a representative cross section of the most significant revolutions of the century. Students can trace the historical development of seven revolutions using a five-factor analytical framework. Each chapter begins with an orienting map; summaries, analysis sections, suggested readings, chronologies and lists of resources complete each presentation. A compact handbook of revolution that encompasses history, theory, cultural diversity, and connections to current and future events, this revised edition of a proven text gives students the background they need to understand not only the dramatic events of the past but also those certain to rock the twenty-first century.

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James DeFronzo is associate professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Connecticut. He is the editor of Revolutionary Movements in World History: 1750 to the Present (2006), a three-volume encyclopedia, as well as the author of numerous articles on criminology, social policy related to crime, revolutionary movements (in the encyclopedia), teaching a revolutions course, demography, gender issues, and social stratification. Since the spring of 1985, more than seven thousand students have completed his Revo­lutionary Movements course, from which this book was developed.

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