This book takes the innovative step of linking social movements to international political and economic crises, identifying the general features of industrial and developing societies that predispose them toward social movements of particular kinds.
1. Global Crises and Social Movements: A Comparative Historical Perspective Part One: The Mid-Century Crisis and the Revolutions of 1848 2. Interdependencies in Global Crisis: France and England in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 3. The French Revolution of 1848 and the Social History of Work 4. The "Retardation" of French Economic Development and Social Radicalism During the Second Republic: New Lessons from the Old Comparison with Britain 5. The Mid-Century Crisis and the 1848 Revolutions: The Case of England Part Two: Peasants and World Market Cycles: The Moral Economy of Agrarian Social Movements 6. Market Demand Versus Imperial Control: Colonial Contradictions and the Origins of Agrarian Protest in South and Southeast Asia 7. On Peasant Diffidence: Non-Revolt, Resistance, and Hidden Forms of Political Consciousness in Northern Nigeria, 1900-1945 8. One, Two, or Many Vietnams? Social Theory and Peasant Revolution in Vietnam and Guatemala Part Three: World Market Cycles and Fascist and Populist Movements in the Twentieth Century 9. Fascism and Economic Policy Controversies: National Responses to the Global Crisis of the Division of Labor 10. Silk and Steel: Italy and Japan Between the Two World Wars 11. The Northeast Asian Political Economy Under Two Hegemonies