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The Resource Taking power : on the origins of third world revolutions, John Foran

Taking power : on the origins of third world revolutions, John Foran

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Taking power : on the origins of third world revolutions
Title
Taking power
Title remainder
on the origins of third world revolutions
Statement of responsibility
John Foran
Title variation
On the origins of Third World revolutions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking power analyses the causes behind some three dozen revolutions in the Third World between 1910 and the present. It advances a new theory that seeks to integrate the political, economic, and cultural factors that brought these revolutions about, and that links structural theorizing with original ideas on culture and agency. It attempts to explain why so few revolutions have succeeded, and so many have failed
Cataloging source
DLC
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Foran, John
Dewey number
303.6/4/091724
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN979
LC item number
.F67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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MyiLibrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutions
  • Revolutions
  • Insurgency
  • Social change
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
Label
Taking power : on the origins of third world revolutions, John Foran
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt 1. Perspectives. 1. Theorizing revolutions. Defining revolution ; Historical perspectives on revolutions ; A theory of Third World social revolution ; The method of studying revolution -- Pt 2. Revolutionary success. 2. The great social revolutions. Mexico's unfinished revolution, 1910-20 ; The longest revolution: China, 1911-49 ; The making of a revolution: Cuba 1953-59 ; The Sandinista synthesis in Nicaragua, 1977-79 ; Iran, 1977-79: a surprising prototype for the Third World ; Conclusion: the route to social revolution -- 3. The closest cousins: the great anti-colonial revolutions. The battle of Algeria, 1954-62 ; The Angolan revolution, 1960s-1975: from liberation movement to civil war ; Mozambique, 1960s-1975: the advantages of relative unity ; Zimbabwe, 1960s-1980: anti-racist revolution ; Vietnam, 1945-75: the three revolutions ; Conclusion: the anti-colonial variant --
  • Pt 3. Revolutionary failure. 4. The greatest tragedies: reversed revolutions. Pt I: the rise to power of revolutionary movements. Bolivia 1952: a sudden rebellion ; The Chilean path to revolution, 1970 ; Grenada's swift success, 1979 ; Iran 1951, Guatemala 1944, and Jamaica 1972: two elections and an uprising -- Pt II: fallng from power. Bolivia after 1952 ; Chile 1973 ; Grenada 1983 ; Nicaragua in the 1980s ; Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, and Jamaica 1980: two coups and an election ; Conclusion: success and failure in one act -- 5. The great contrasts: attempts, political revolutions, and non-attempts. Attempted revolutions. El Salvador's near revolution ; The Sendero Luminoso in Peru ; China 1989 ; Algeria in the 1990s ; Guatemala since the 1960s, Argentina in the 1970s, and the Philippines after 1986 ; A comparative analysis of attempts ; A look at political revolutions. The fall of the Manchus in China, people's power in the Philippines, and the ouster of "Baby Doc" in Haiti ; The uproooting of apartheid ; From the Congo to Zaire and back ; A comparative analysis of political revolutions ; No attempt: the reasons why ; Iraq: where political culture prevented revolution? ; Iran and Egypt: the counter-revolutionary power of repressive tolerance ; Cuba: the advantages of culture ; South Korea and Taiwan: the advantages of real development ; Argentina, Brazil and Turkey: dependent development and democracy ; Comparing non-attempts ; Chiapas: the first revolution of the new millennium ; Concluding thoughts on the failure of revolutions --
  • Pt 4. Conclusions. The past and future of revolutions. What have we learned about the origins of revolutions? ; A summary of results ; A concern with the future of revolutions. How to study the future ; Globalization: the highest stage of capitalism? ; An aside on September 11: the crisis every/no one was waiting for ... ; How might the revolutions of the future have better endings? ; By way of concluding thoughts
Control code
000026838762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 395 p.
Isbn
9780521620093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2005045780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100373567
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)58535449
Label
Taking power : on the origins of third world revolutions, John Foran
Link
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt 1. Perspectives. 1. Theorizing revolutions. Defining revolution ; Historical perspectives on revolutions ; A theory of Third World social revolution ; The method of studying revolution -- Pt 2. Revolutionary success. 2. The great social revolutions. Mexico's unfinished revolution, 1910-20 ; The longest revolution: China, 1911-49 ; The making of a revolution: Cuba 1953-59 ; The Sandinista synthesis in Nicaragua, 1977-79 ; Iran, 1977-79: a surprising prototype for the Third World ; Conclusion: the route to social revolution -- 3. The closest cousins: the great anti-colonial revolutions. The battle of Algeria, 1954-62 ; The Angolan revolution, 1960s-1975: from liberation movement to civil war ; Mozambique, 1960s-1975: the advantages of relative unity ; Zimbabwe, 1960s-1980: anti-racist revolution ; Vietnam, 1945-75: the three revolutions ; Conclusion: the anti-colonial variant --
  • Pt 3. Revolutionary failure. 4. The greatest tragedies: reversed revolutions. Pt I: the rise to power of revolutionary movements. Bolivia 1952: a sudden rebellion ; The Chilean path to revolution, 1970 ; Grenada's swift success, 1979 ; Iran 1951, Guatemala 1944, and Jamaica 1972: two elections and an uprising -- Pt II: fallng from power. Bolivia after 1952 ; Chile 1973 ; Grenada 1983 ; Nicaragua in the 1980s ; Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, and Jamaica 1980: two coups and an election ; Conclusion: success and failure in one act -- 5. The great contrasts: attempts, political revolutions, and non-attempts. Attempted revolutions. El Salvador's near revolution ; The Sendero Luminoso in Peru ; China 1989 ; Algeria in the 1990s ; Guatemala since the 1960s, Argentina in the 1970s, and the Philippines after 1986 ; A comparative analysis of attempts ; A look at political revolutions. The fall of the Manchus in China, people's power in the Philippines, and the ouster of "Baby Doc" in Haiti ; The uproooting of apartheid ; From the Congo to Zaire and back ; A comparative analysis of political revolutions ; No attempt: the reasons why ; Iraq: where political culture prevented revolution? ; Iran and Egypt: the counter-revolutionary power of repressive tolerance ; Cuba: the advantages of culture ; South Korea and Taiwan: the advantages of real development ; Argentina, Brazil and Turkey: dependent development and democracy ; Comparing non-attempts ; Chiapas: the first revolution of the new millennium ; Concluding thoughts on the failure of revolutions --
  • Pt 4. Conclusions. The past and future of revolutions. What have we learned about the origins of revolutions? ; A summary of results ; A concern with the future of revolutions. How to study the future ; Globalization: the highest stage of capitalism? ; An aside on September 11: the crisis every/no one was waiting for ... ; How might the revolutions of the future have better endings? ; By way of concluding thoughts
Control code
000026838762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 395 p.
Isbn
9780521620093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2005045780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100373567
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)58535449

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