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States and social revolutions : a comparative analysis of France, Russia, and China / Theda Skocpol.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
ISBN 052122439X, 0521294991

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Subjects China -- Revolution (1911)
Chine -- 1911-1912 (Révolution)
France -- 1789-1799 (Révolution)
Französische Revolution.
Revoluciones -- China.
Revoluciones -- Francia.
Revoluciones -- Rusia.
Revolutions -- Case studies.
Revolutions -- China -- History.
Revolutions -- France -- History.
Revolutions -- Soviet Union -- History.
Révolutions -- Cas, Études de.
Révolutions -- Chine -- Histoire.
Révolutions -- Études comparatives.
Révolutions -- France -- Histoire.
Révolutions -- Russie -- Histoire.
Révolutions -- URSS -- 1900-1945.
Soviet Union.
URSS -- 1917-1921 (Révolution)
Description xvii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-390) and index.
Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1979.
Summary Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.
Contents Introduction: Explaining social revolutions : alternatives to existing theories. A structural perspective ; International and world-historical contexts ; The potential autonomy of the state ; A comparative historical method ; Why France, Russia, and China? -- Part I: Causes of social revolutions in France, Russia, and China. Old-regime states in crisis. Old regime France : the contradictions of Bourbon absolutism ; Manchu China : from the Celestial Empire to the fall of the imperial system ; Imperial Russia : an underdeveloped great power ; Japan and Prussia as contrasts -- Agrarian structures and peasant insurrections. Peasants against seigneurs in the French Revolution ; The revolution of the Obshchinas : peasant radicalism in Russia ; Two counterpoints : the absence of peasant revolts in the English and German revolutions ; Peasant incapacity and gentry vulnerability in China -- Part II: Outcomes of social revolutions in France, Russia, and China. What changed and how : a focus on state building. Political leaderships ; The role of revolutionary ideologies -- The birth of a "modern state edifice" in France. A bourgeois revolution? ; The effects of the social-revolutionary crisis of 1789 ; War, the Jacobins, and Napoleon ; The new regime -- The emergence of a dictatorial party-state in Russia. The effects of the social-revolutionary crisis of 1917 ; The Bolshevik struggle to rule ; The Stalinist "revolution from above" ; The new regime -- The rise of a mass-mobilizing party-state in China. The social-revolutionary situation after 1911 ; The rise and decline of the urban-based Kuomintang ; The communists and the peasants ; The new regime.
Genre Case studies.
Geographic Area China
Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4135856
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Skocpol, Theda.
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