Resistance and rebellion : lessons from Eastern Europe

Roger D. Petersen

Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe explains how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes. The book shows how a sequence of casual forces - social norms, focal points, rational calculation - operate to drive individuals into roles of passive resistance and, at a second stage, into participation in community-based rebellion organization. By linking the operation of these mechanisms to observable social structures, the work generates predictions about which types of community and society are most likely to form and sustain resistance and rebellion. The empirical material centres around Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance in both the 1940s and the 1987-1991 period. Using the Lithuanian experience as a baseline, comparisons with several other Eastern European countries demonstrate the breadth and depth of the theory. The book contributes to both the general literature on political violence and protest, as well as the theoretical literature on collective action.

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[目次]

  • List of figures and tables
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Mechanisms and process
  • 3. Lithuania, 1940-41
  • 4. Rebellion in an urban community: the role of leadership and centralization
  • 5. The German occupation of Lithuania
  • 6. Post-war Lithuania
  • 7. More cases, more comparisons
  • 8. Resistance in the Perestroika period
  • 9. Fanatics and first actors
  • 10. Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Resistance and rebellion : lessons from Eastern Europe
著作者等 Petersen, Roger Dale
Elster Jon
Hernes Gudmund
Petersen Roger D. (University of Chicago)
シリーズ名 Studies in rationality and social change
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xv, 321 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521770009
NCID BA52726159
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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