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Caught in the Crossfire Revolution, Repression, and the Rational Peasant von Mason, David T. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 16.02.2004
  • Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire presents a multifaceted explanation of why people participate in something as dangerous and uncertain as a revolutionary movement. Beginning with an analysis of the grievances that motivate peasant participation in political movements, the book also explores the additional factors_leadership, resources, and strategies_required to mobilize peasants for collective action. Collective action itself need not be violent, but a repressive state response can quickly transform a reformist movement into a revolution. Mason shows how different strategies on the part of various actors can result in a government victory, a rebel victory, or a negotiated settlement. The book concludes with a look to the future: Will the emerging trends toward political democratization and economic globalization make revolution in the countryside more or less likely?

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 16.02.2004
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780742568747
    Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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