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Contents Preface Chapter 1. Understanding Revolutions The Nature of Revolutions Concepts for Understanding Revolutions Chapter 2. The Great Historical Revolutions The French Revolution of 1789 The Russian Revolution of 1917 Revolution in China, 1911-49 Chapter 3. Revolutions in the Third World Castro and the Cuban Revolution The Sandinistas and the Nicaraguan Revolution The Iranian Revolution The Overthrow of the Marcos Regime in the Philippines Chapter 4. The Causes of Revolutions: I The Natural History of Revolutions Social-Psychological Theories Marxian Theories Charles Tilly?s Resource Mobilization Theory State-Centered Theories Chapter 5. The Causes of Revolutions: II State-Centered Theories of Third World Revolutions Strengths and Weaknesses of State-Centered Theories Ideologies and Revolutions Structure and Agency in the Revolutionary Process Explaining Revolutions: Conclusions Chapter 6. Revolutions from Above in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union State Socialism: Development and Reforms 1989: The Revolutions against Communism in Eastern Europe 1991: The Revolution against Communism in the Soviet Union Explaining the Revolutions against Communism The Communist Collapse and State-Centered Theories of Revolution Coda: The Unexpected Nature of the Communist Collapse Chapter 7. The Outcomes of Revolutions France Russia China Cuba Nicaragua Iran The Revolutions against Communism Epilogue. The Future of Revolutions Appendix. Ten Leading Students of Revolutions: Biographical and Autobiographical Sketches John Foran Jack Goldstone Jeff Goodwin Ted Robert Gurr Krishan Kumar Barrington Moore, Jr. Theda Skocpol Charles Tilly Timothy Wickham-Crowley Eric R. Wolf Suggested Readings References
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