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Communist Legislatures in Comparative Perspective
Communist Legislatures in Comparative Perspective (June 1983)
Daniel Nelson - Author
Stephen White - Author

Communist legislatures have not normally been taken seriously by Westerners, who tend to see them as passive instruments of the Party, playing little part in the political life of their countries. The contributors to this volume, a group of specialists in communist politics drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, take issue with this view.

The chapters of this cross-national study contain thoroughly researched and up-to...(Read More)
Running in the Red
Running in the Red (June 1983)
The Political Dynamics of Urban Fiscal Stress
Irene S. Rubin - Author

This case study of a politically reformed, middle-sized Midwestern city provides a model of fiscal stress that contrasts sharply with that of America's vast metropolitan centers. Dr. Rubin examines the interaction of social, political, and economic causes of the city's predicament. She then goes on to analyze the specific factors that solved the city's problems over a six-year period. Finally, she offers a self-correcting mechanism that would all...(Read More)
Anatomy of Rebellion
Anatomy of Rebellion (June 1980)
Claude E. Welch Jr. - Author

Anatomy of Rebellion provides an understanding of four rebellions that will make clear the factors that are crucial in the development of other rebellions. Seeking a political pattern in the process of rebellion, Claude Welch, Jr., has investigated four large-scale rural uprisings that came close to becoming revolutions: the Taiping rebellion in China 1850-64, the Telengana uprising in India of 1946-51, the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya of 1952...(Read More)
The Terms of Order
The Terms of Order (June 1980)
Cedric J. Robinson - Author

Do we live in basically orderly societies that occasionally erupt into violent conflict, or do we fail to perceive the constancy of violence and disorder in our societies?

Cedric J. Robinson contends that our perception of political order is an illusion, maintained in part by Western political and social theorists who share a dependence on the concept of leadership as a basis for describing and prescribing social orde...(Read More)
De La Justice Politique
De La Justice Politique (June 1972)
W. Godwin - Author

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