This volume questions whether ideas of revolution are still relevant in the postmodern and globalized world of the twenty-first century.
Featuring contributions from some of the world's leading sociological and political thinkers on revolution, it combines theoretical concerns with a variety of detailed case studies of individual revolutions. Subjects covered include:
Revolution in the Making of the Modern World will be essential reading for students and scholars of comparative politics, political theory, revolution and political sociology.
'The distinguished scholars in this volume offer a vital updating of our understanding of 'revolution' for the next century. Tackling critical topics from democracy to Islamic revolution to terrorism, these insightful essays show how revolutionary traditions and patterns of revolutionary conflict have been transformed by today's global struggles for freedom and power.' - Jack A. Goldstone, Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA
Preface John Barber. Foreword: Roads to Modernity: Revolutionary and Other Göran Therborn 1. Revolution in the Making of the Modern World John Foran, David Lane and Andreja Zivkovic Part 1: From 1789 to 1989: Revolutions in Europe 2. Understanding Revolution John Dunn 3. Revolution and Democracy: The European Experience Harald Wydra 4. "Transformation" of State Socialism or Class Revolution? David Lane Part 2: Social Identities, Modernity, and New Modes of Struggle 5. Revolutionary Internationalism and its Perils Fred Halliday 6. Durable Inequality: The Legacies of China’s Revolutions and the Pitfalls of Reform Ching Kwan Lee and Mark Selden 7. Is There a Future for Islamist Revolutions? Religion, Revolt, and Middle Eastern Modernity Asef Bayat 8. Revolution, Nationalism, and Global Justice: Towards Social Transformation with Women Valentine M. Moghadam 9. Stories of Revolution in the Periphery Eric Selbin Part 3: Globalization and the Possible Futures of Revolution 10. What Does Revolution Mean in the Twenty-First Century? Alex Callinicos 11. Revolution and Empire Robin Blackburn 12. Virtual Revolution? Information Communication Technologies, Networks, and Social Transformation Andreja Zivkovic and John Hogan 13. Explaining Revolutionary Terrorism Jeff Goodwin 14. The Future of Revolution: Imitation or Innovation? Krishan Kumar 15. New Political Cultures of Opposition: What Future for Revolutions? John Foran. Afterword: On the Concept of Revolution Antonio Negri