The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135937656

Category: Reference

Page: 624

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The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions is an important reference work that describes revolutionary events that have affected and often changed the course of history. Suitable for students and interested lay readers yet authoritative enough for scholars, its 200 articles by leading scholars from around the world provide quick answers to specific questions as well as in-depth treatment of events and trends accompanying revolutions. Includes descriptions of specific revolutions, important revolutionary figures, and major revolutionary themes such as communism and socialism, ideology, and nationalism. Illustrative material consists of photographs, detailed maps, and a timeline of revolutions.
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Encyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies, 1760-1815

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313049513

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 3976

Covered in this encyclopedia are the people, events, and ideas that shaped the transformative political ideologies arising from the American and French Revolutions of the late eighteenth century.
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Who's who in Political Revolutions

Seventy-three Men and Women who Changed the World

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781568024615

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 2695

Profiles seventy-three men and women who helped their societies win greater justice, equality, and freedom.
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Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

Population Change and State Breakdown in England, France, Turkey, and China,1600-1850; 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315408600

Category: Political Science

Page: 646

View: 4769

What can the great crises of the past teach us about contemporary revolutions? Jack Goldstone shows the important role of population changes, youth bulges, urbanization, elite divisions, and fiscal crises in creating major political crises. Goldstone shows how state breakdowns in both western monarchies and Asian empires followed the same patterns, triggered when inflexible political, economic, and social institutions were overwhelmed by cumulative changes in population structure that collided with popular aspirations and state-elite relations. Examining the great revolutions of Europe—the English and French Revolutions—and the great rebellions of Asia, which shattered dynasties in Ottoman Turkey, China, and Japan, he shows how long cycles of revolutionary crises and stability similarly shaped politics in Europe and Asia, but led to different outcomes. In this 25th anniversary edition, Goldstone reflects on the history of revolutions in the last twenty-five years, from the Philippines and other color revolutions to the Arab Uprisings and the rise of the Islamic State. In a new introduction, he re-examines his pioneering look at the role of population changes—such as rising youth cohorts, urbanization, shifting elite mobility––as continuing causal factors of revolutions and rebellions. The new concluding chapter updates his major theory and looks to the future of revolutions in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
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Encyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies, 1760-1815: M-Z

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334474

Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 867

View: 5728

Covers the people, events, and ideas that shaped the transformative political ideologies arising from the American and French Revolutions.
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Encyclopedia of Political Anarchy

Author: Kathlyn Gay,Martin Gay

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 6167

Examines the ancient roots of the movement, key individuals, and important organizations, events, laws, court cases, and theories.
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The Encyclopedia of Revolutions and Revolutionaries

From Anarchism to Zhou Enlai

Author: Martin Van Creveld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816032365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 494

View: 9808

Alphabetically arranged entries cover resistance movements, passive demonstrations, and intellectual and economic revolutions from antiquity to the present
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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume Set

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080544142

Category: Social Science

Page: 2598

View: 4281

The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, a three-volume set written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world, takes advantage of increasing, worldwide awareness in the public, private, commercial, and academic sectors about manifestations of violence in all segments of society. While the contributors do not use these volumes to make specific arguments, they do describe and clarify the developments in thought that have led to current theories about and positions on violence and peace. Our reviewers consistently note that while many in-depth studies of war, peace, and aggression exist, the attendant specialization keeps scholars from learning about related fields. No publication competing with the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict can satisfy their need for a vast introductory work to such a diverse and socially-important field. This major work includes more than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references and more than 2,000 bibliography entries for further reading which are arranged alphabetically for easy access. Key Features * More than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references * Article outline and glossary of key terms begin each article * Entries arranged alphabetically for easy access * Three-volume set with subject index of over 750 entries * Articles written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world
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Theoretical, Comparative, and Historical Studies

Author: Jack A. Goldstone

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155066793

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 5360

From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history. Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics and world history. Part One offers a combination of classic treatises and late-breaking scholarship that develops students' theoretical understanding of revolutionary movements. Part Two shows students how these theories play out in real life through rich, accessible accounts of major revolutionary episodes in modern history.
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Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution

From Copernicus to Newton

Author: Wilbur Applebaum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203801865

Category: Reference

Page: 768

View: 2314

With unprecedented coverage of the profound changes in the nature and practice of science in sixteenth and secenteenth century Europe, this comprehensive reference work addresses the broad sweep of individuals, ideas and institutions that defined culture in this most influential age - when the modern perception of nature and the universe and our place in it is said to have emerged. This volume has been specifically designed to acquaint the reader with recent insights into the development of scientific ideas in their social and intellectual concepts. Also included are entries on contemporaneous subjects such as philosophy, religion, magic, technology and medicine which echoed the changes occuring.
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The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341994

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 7224

The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit’s concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau’s laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means. Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It’s no wonder she’s been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she’s received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit’s collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.
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Revolution in the Air

Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che

Author: Max Elbaum

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786634589

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8327

Revolution in the Air is the definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.
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Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

Author: James DeFronzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974353

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

View: 4664

With crucial insights and indispensable information concerning modern-day political upheavals, Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements provides a representative cross section of the most significant revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This Fifth Edition is revised and updated with a new chapter on the Arab Revolution from its beginning in December 2010 to the present. In this widely used text, students can trace the historical development of eleven revolutions using a five-factor analytical framework. Author James DeFronzo clearly explains all relevant concepts and events, the roles of key leaders, and the interrelation of each revolutionary movement with international economic and political developments and conflicts, including World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the War on Terror. Student resources include multiple orienting maps, summary and analysis sections, suggested readings, chronologies, and documentary resources.
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Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History

Author: Andrew Robertson,Michael A. Morrison,William G. Shade,Robert Johnston,Robert Zieger,Thomas Langston,Richard Valelly

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1604266473

Category: Political Science

Page: 4000

View: 597

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this seven-volume set provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the 1500s to the present day. With greater coverage than any other resource, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History identifies and illuminates patterns and interrelations that will expand the reader’s understanding of American political institutions, culture, behavior, and change. Focusing on both government and history, the Encyclopedia brings exceptional breadth and depth to the topic with more than 100 essays for each of the critical time periods covered.
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Revolutions, Nations, Empires

Conceptual Limits and Theoretical Possibilities

Author: Alexander J. Motyl

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231114318

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 1492

In this concise, provocative, and trenchant book, Alexander J. Motyl argues that social scientists must pay more rigorous attention to the formulation of concepts, as they provide the basis for clear thinking, good research, and intelligent formulation of theories. Focusing his "conceptual explorations" on three phenomena -- revolutions, nations and nationalism, and empires -- Motyl challenges the sloppy thinking that so often surrounds these three interrelated concepts, and moves our understanding of them toward greater precision.
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Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior

Author: Yan, Zheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146660316X

Category: Computers

Page: 1632

View: 4208

"This book offers a complete look into the field of cyber behavior, surveying case studies, research, frameworks, techniques, technologies, and future developments relating to the way people interact and behave online"--Provided by publisher.
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Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics

Author: Roy P. Domenico,Mark Y. Hanley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323621


Page: 712

View: 7586

Does religion have a place in politics? Anyone following current events knows that there exists a tremendous debate on the influence of religion, especially the Christian religion, on elections, the creation of laws, and the interpretation of these laws by judges. But these debates often focus on a few narrowly defined topics, rarely acknowledging the history, breadth, and diversity of Christian activism in modern political culture across the globe. The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics reveals the global reach and relevance of Christian political activities, examining how individuals, reform groups, and political organizations have employed Christian principles in participating in politcs at a local, national, and global scale. The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics examines Christian political involvement from the American and French Revolutions to the present day. It focuses on those prominent people, organizations, and reform groups - Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox -- that have had a significant impact on politics. Entries include: BL Individuals - BL Political Parties - BL Organizations -- With an overview essay and a general bibliography of works suitable for further research, this encyclopedia provides an excellent starting point for understanding the profound influence of Christianity in world today.
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Protest, Power, and Change

An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage

Author: Roger Powers S

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136764828

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 7032

From Solidarity's passive/aggressive faceoff with communism to the courageous sit-ins and marches of the Civil Rights Movement, here is the first systematic survey of peaceful confrontations between the forces for the status quo and the forces for change. All the important events, tactics, and leaders are covered: Women's suffrage, blockades, IRA hunger strikes, monkey wrenching, Charter 77, the Clamshell Alliance, Rosa Parks, Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Lech Walesa, and many more.
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458148

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 1803

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.
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Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

Author: John D. H. Downing

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761926887

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 3785

Engaging all communication media this one-volume encyclopedia includes around 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media internationally in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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