Departing from the "Great Revolutions" tradition, Jack A. Goldstone, Ted Robert Gurr, and Farrokh Moshiri have drawn together a variety of area experts to examine contemporary revolutionary crises in light of recent social and political developments. The result is a wide-ranging compendium of cases placed in current theoretical perspective. The boo

chapter 1|3 pages


ByJack A. Goldstone

chapter 2|33 pages

Revolutionary Conflict Theory in an Evolutionary Perspective

ByFarrokh Moshiri

chapter 3|15 pages

An Analytical Framework

ByJack A. Goldstone

chapter 4|36 pages

Vietnam: Revolution of Postcolonial Consolidation

ByH. John LeVan

chapter 5|28 pages

Nicaragua: A New Model for Popular Revolution in Latin America

ByDévora Grynspan

chapter 6|20 pages

Iran: Islamic Revolution against Westernization

ByFarrokh Moshiri

chapter 7|26 pages

Poland: Nonviolent Revolution in a Socialist State

ByJaroslaw Piekalkiewicz

chapter 8|32 pages

Afghanistan: State Breakdown

ByAnwar-ul-Haq Ahady

chapter 9|24 pages

The Philippines: The Making of a “People Power” Revolution

ByRichard J. Kessler

chapter 10|17 pages

Cambodia: Revolution, Genocide, Intervention

ByBarbara Harff

chapter 11|37 pages

Zimbabwe: Revolutionary Violence Resulting in Reform

ByJames R. Scarritt

chapter 12|26 pages

South Africa: Potential for Revolutionary Change

ByC.R.D. Halisi, Patrick O'Meara, N. Brian Winchester

chapter 13|26 pages

The West Bank and Gaza: The PLO and the Intifada

ByJoshua Teitelbaum, Joseph Kostiner

chapter 14|29 pages

Comparisons and Policy Implications

ByTed Robert Gurr, Jack A. Goldstone