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The Resource Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century, Seva Gunitsky

Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century, Seva Gunitsky

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Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century
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Aftershocks
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great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century
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Seva Gunitsky
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eng
Summary
Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer a detailed explanation for this wavelike spread and retreat—not only of democracy but also of its twentieth-century rivals, fascism and communism. Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime change are driven by the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the international system. These hegemonic shocks, marked by the sudden rise and fall of great powers, have been essential and often-neglected drivers of domestic transformations. Though rare and fleeting, they not only repeatedly alter the global hierarchy of powerful states but also create unique and powerful opportunities for sweeping national reforms—by triggering military impositions, swiftly changing the incentives of domestic actors, or transforming the basis of political legitimacy itself. As a result, the evolution of modern regimes cannot be fully understood without examining the consequences of clashes between great powers, which repeatedly—and often unsuccessfully—sought to cajole, inspire, and intimidate other states into joining their camps.--
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Gunitsky, Seva
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • World politics
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
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Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century, Seva Gunitsky
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn958799761
Dimensions
24 cm
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x, 292 pages
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9780691172347
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)958799761
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Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth century, Seva Gunitsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958799761
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780691172347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958799761

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