The Future of Revolutions : Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization
As we enter a new century, has it got harder for revolutions to occur in a world of far-flung corporations and commodity chains, global cultural forms, instantaneous communication, and a new unipolar system of power?
In this volume, a number of eminent historians, sociologists and political scientists who have spent their lives studying revolutionary processes reflect on and debate this question.
Their reflections constitute a state of the art assessment of the conditioning factors shaping the likely incidence and possible new forms of radical political change in the era of globalization.
“Against the idea that globalization has rendered collective action on behalf of exploited people futile, this book sounds surprising notes of optimism.” —Charles Tilly, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University
“This book is a long fascinating conversation about whether revolution is still a relevant concept with which to analyze the contemporary world, and if so, under what conditions they might occur.” —Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University