Lec 13 - Media and Revolution

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Media and Revolution
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Traditional Perspectives on Revolution Economic Modernization : leads to new public demands to protect the interests of a middle class (Moore 1969), or demands on the part of oppressed clases to overcome capitalist exploitation (i.e., Marxist arguments). Sudden Events and Crises: Economic Crises, External Conflict, Military Coup
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General Perspectives on Revolution State-centered: focuses on the structure of the state and the opportunities for “voice” within the system. Repressive states are more likely to face widespread resentment, while moderately open states may be able to co-opt enough societal interests to survive (Goodwin 2002). This also incorporates perspectives, such as Geddes (1999) which looks at the structure of the authoritarian regime itself, its relative base of support and likelihood of collapse. Social Mobilization: This perspective looks at the question of agency on the part of revolutionary movements themselves – their leadership structure, how they frame their goals and objectives
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course PSCI 0413 taught by Professor Lewis during the Winter '10 term at Middlebury.

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