By David T. Mason
Stuck within the Crossfire provides a multi-faceted clarification of why humans perform anything as risky and unsure as a innovative circulate.
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12. Forrest Colburn (1994) highlights the role of urban intellectuals as leaders and instigators of contemporary revolutions. He contends that one source of commonality between contemporary revolutions in such a diverse collection of nations is that the leaders of those movements share a common experience of Western education, which exposed them to a common set of revolutionary doctrines that they adopt as the ideological foundation of their revolutionary programs. 13. Samuel Popkin (1979: 262) argues that peasants can be mobilized for relatively low-cost collective action aimed at remedying local grievances and supplying local benefits.
Conservatives Colombia vs. Liberals of 1949 Colombia vs. M-19 & Drug Lords Zaire/Congo vs. Denis Sassou Nguemo Costa Rica vs. National Union Party Cuba vs. Castroites Dominican Republic vs. Leftists El Salvador vs. Salvadorean Democratic Front Ethiopia vs. Eritrean Rebels Ethiopia vs. Somali Rebels Ethiopia vs. Tigrean Liberation Front Georgia vs. Gamsakurdia & Abkaz Greece vs. Communists Guatemala vs. Conservatives Guatemala vs. Indians Guatemala vs. Leftists of 1970 Guatemala vs. Leftists of 1978 India vs.
Rebels Zimbabwe vs. Patriotic Front War Name Chapter Two Theories of Revolution: The Evolution of the Field Under what conditions would ordinary citizens take the extraordinary step of joining a revolutionary movement, knowing full well the grave risks to life, limb, and property that such action entails? In this chapter, I review some of the most influential contemporary works that have struggled with this question. Comparing these competing (and often complementary) arguments should provide some insight into how this field—the analysis of contemporary revolutions and civil violence—has evolved over the course of the past few decades.
Caught in the Crossfire: Revolution, Repression, and the Rational Peasant by David T. Mason