Kimmel looks at the writings of Marx, Weber, Tocqueville, Freud, and Durkheim, asking how their theories were affected by the reality of living through the revolutions of 1848 and 1917. Kimmel then examines the interpretations of revolution offered by social scientists in the post World War II period, including Theda Skocpol, Barrington Moore and Charles Tilly, among others. The work is brought fully up–to–date with current analyses of the Nicaraguan, Iranian and Angolan revolutions.
2. On the Shoulders of Giants:.
Classical Sociological Perspectives on Revolution.
3. Stages, Systems, and Deprivation:.
Non–Structural Theories of Revolution.
4. Revolution in International Context:.
Geo–Political Competition and the Capitalist World–Economy.
5. Class Struggle and Revolution.
6. The State and Revolution.
7. Motivation and Mobilization:.
A Structural Social Psychology of Revolution.
Charles Tilly, New School for Social Research, New York
′A comprehensive survey of theories of revolution.′
International Review of Social History