Departing from the "Great Revolutions" tradition, Jack A. Goldstone, Ted Robert Gurr, and Farrokh Moshiri have drawn together a variety of area experts to examine contemporary revolutionary crises in light of recent social and political developments. The result is a wide-ranging compendium of cases placed in current theoretical perspective. The boo
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Preface -- Introduction -- Revolutionary Conflict Theory in an Evolutionary Perspective -- An Analytical Framework -- Vietnam: Revolution of Postcolonial Consolidation -- Nicaragua: A New Model for Popular Revolution in Latin America -- Iran: Islamic Revolution against Westernization -- Poland: Nonviolent Revolution in a Socialist State -- Afghanistan: State Breakdown -- The Philippines: The Making of a “People Power” Revolution -- Cambodia: Revolution, Genocide, Intervention -- Zimbabwe: Revolutionary Violence Resulting in Reform -- South Africa: Potential for Revolutionary Change -- The West Bank and Gaza: The PLO and the Intifada -- Comparisons and Policy Implications
Ted Robert Gurr is distinguished professor at University of Maryland. He is an internationally known authority on the causes and management of political violence and ethnic conflict. He has been a senior consultant to the U.S. government's State Failure Task Force. Jack A. Goldstone, PhD (1981), is Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow at RANEPA, Moscow, and the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (1993) and many other works of comparative history.