Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

Editor/Author DeFronzo, James
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $33.99
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $50.98
ISBN: 978-0-81-334924-4
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 14
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • ACRONYMS
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Social Movements and Revolutions
  • REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS: CRITICAL FACTORS
  • REVOLUTIONS THAT FAILED
  • THEORIES OF REVOLUTION
  • ARE REVOLUTIONS DEVELOPING OR OCCURRING NOW?
  • SUMMARY
  • Chapter 2 - The Russian Revolutions and Eastern Europe
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • THE SETTING FOR REVOLUTION
  • THE RUSSIAN SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • THE ATTEMPTED REVOLUTION OF 1905
  • THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1917
  • ASSESSING THE BOLSHEVIK SEIZURE OF POWER
  • THE CIVIL WAR
  • LEADERSHIP STRUGGLE
  • THE SOVIET UNION UNDER STALIN
  • THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
  • THE SOVIET UNION AND REVOLUTION IN EASTERN EUROPE
  • THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT AND THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT IN POST-COMMUNIST PARTY STATES
  • THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE SOVIET UNION
  • ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL TRENDS
  • CORRUPTION
  • HEALTH AND RELATED ISSUES
  • THE DISINTEGRATION OF YUGOSLAVIA AND THE TRAGEDY OF BOSNIA
  • COLOR REVOLUTIONS
  • CONFLICT BETWEEN GEORGIA AND RUSSIA IN 2008
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 3 - Revolution in China
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL SETTINGS FOR REVOLUTION
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT
  • CIVIL WAR IN CHINA
  • THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: 1949-1990
  • THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION: 1966-1968
  • POST-1978 REFORMS
  • THE 1989 PRODEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATIONS
  • CHINA'S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN THE 1990S
  • CHINA'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS RELATIVE TO THE FORMER USSR
  • MORALITY AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION
  • CHINA'S PROGRESS, PROBLEMS, POLICIES, AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 4 - The Vietnamese Revolution
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • EARLY CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • FRENCH CONQUEST
  • THE FRENCH IMPACT ON VIETNAM
  • RESISTANCE TO FRENCH RULE
  • THE IMPACT OF WORLD WAR II
  • INSURRECTION
  • THE FRENCH INDOCHINA WAR: 1946-1954
  • THE 1954 GENEVA ACCORDS ON INDOCHINA
  • U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM: 1954-1975
  • AFTERMATH AND RELATED DEVELOPMENTS
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 5 - The Cuban Revolution
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • PREREVOLUTIONARY POLITICAL HISTORY
  • ECONOMY AND SOCIAL CLASSES
  • REVOLUTION
  • REVOLUTIONARY CUBA
  • U.S. REACTIONS TO THE REVOLUTION
  • CUBA AND REVOLUTION IN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • CUBA AND VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION AND THE DEMOCRATIC SHIFT TO THE LEFT …
  • CUBAN ECONOMY AND POLITICAL SYSTEM
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 6 - Revolution in Nicaragua
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • NICARAGUA BEFORE THE REVOLUTION
  • THE REVOLUTION
  • POSTREVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT, CHANGES, AND CONFLICTS
  • U.S. AND WORLD REACTIONS TO THE REVOLUTION
  • 1989 PEACE AGREEMENT AND 1990 ELECTION
  • NICARAGUA IN THE 1990S
  • WHY WERE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS SO HOSTILE?
  • NICARAGUA AFTER THE VIOLETA CHAMORRO PRESIDENCY
  • DANIEL ORTEGA AND THE FSLN REGAIN THE PRESIDENCY
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 7 - The Iranian Revolution and Islamic Fundamentalism
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • NATIONAL CULTURE
  • THE QAJAR DYNASTY AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE
  • THE PAHLAVI DYNASTY
  • THE SETTING FOR REVOLUTION
  • THE REVOLUTIONARY PROCESS
  • REVOLUTIONARY IRAN
  • IRAN AFTER KHOMEINI
  • IRAN AND THE 1991 GULF WAR
  • IRAN AND ISLAMIC REVOLUTION ELSEWHERE
  • IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, THE WAR ON TERROR, AND THE U.S.-LED INVASION AND OCCUPATION …
  • DEVELOPMENTS AFTER THE ELECTION OF OBAMA
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 8 - Islamic Revolutionary Movements
  • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM
  • FUNDAMENTALISM, MILLENARIANISM, AND REVOLUTIONARY POTENTIAL IN SHIA ISLAM
  • CONTEMPORARY REVOLUTIONARY FUNDAMENTALISM IN SUNNA ISLAM: HAMAS, AL QAEDA, TALIBAN
  • THE WAR IN IRAQ
  • HEZBOLLAH AND THE WAR WITH ISRAEL
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 9 - South Africa
  • GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
  • DUTCH AND BRITISH COLONIZATION
  • THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • THE APARTHEID STATE
  • CHANGES IN THE APARTHEID SYSTEM
  • OPPOSITION TO APARTHEID
  • COUNTERINSURGENCY STRATEGIES OF THE REGIME IN THE 1980S
  • REFORMING APARTHEID
  • THE DISMANTLING OF APARTHEID
  • SOUTH AFRICA AFTER APARTHEID
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 10 - Revolution Through Democracy
  • REVOLUTION TO DEMOCRACY
  • REVOLUTION THROUGH DEMOCRACY: THE VENEZUELAN EXCEPTION
  • REVOLUTION THROUGH DEMOCRACY: BOLIVIA
  • ELECTIONS IN OTHER NATIONS
  • SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 11 - Conclusions
  • SOME COMPARISONS AMONG THE CASE STUDIES
  • INADEQUACIES IN THE THEORIES OF REVOLUTION
  • REVOLUTIONS OF THE FUTURE?
  • PURCHASE AND RENTAL SOURCES
  • ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR