DOI:10.2307/2010422
Corpus ID: 154090678
Now out of Never: The Element of Surprise in the East European Revolution of 1989
T. Kuran
Published 1 October 1991
Political Science
World Politics
Like many major revolutions in history, the East European Revolution of 1989 caught its leaders, participants, victims, and observers by surprise. This paper offers an explanation whose crucial… Expand
View Via Publisher
Ir.Lib.Uwo.Ca
Share This Paper
983 Citations
Highly Influential Citations
33
227
11
12
983 Citations
Old Regimes and Revolutions in the Second and Third Worlds: A Comparative Perspective
J. Goodwin
Sociology
1994
When they saw so many ridiculous, ramshackle institutions, survivals of an earlier age, which no one had attempted to co-ordinate or adjust to modern conditions and which seemed destined to live on… Expand
37 Citations
THE POLITICAL ECONOMIST
Lisa L. Martin, K. Sonin, Joshua A. Tucker, Milan W. Svolik, Scott Radnitz
2011
Another generation, another annus mirabilis. The Arab Spring is reminiscent of 1989, when mass protests swept out authoritarian governments across Eastern Europe. The Czech communists slid most… Expand
Theories of Collective Action and Revolution: Evidence from the Romanian Transition of December 1989
R. A. Hall
Political Science
2000
SEVERAL OF THE EAST EUROPEAN COMMUNIST REGIMES which collapsed in the autumn of 1989 were toppled by street protests.' The role played by sudden mass mobilisation in the collapse of these regimes has… Expand
30 Citations
Never out of Now: Preference Falsification, Social Capital and the Arab Spring
Ammar Shamaileh
Political ScienceInternational Interactions
2019
ABSTRACT Could the Arab Spring have led to a rise in support for authoritarian governments in some states? Discussions of revolutionary diffusion during the Arab Spring focused on whether expressions… Expand
The decline of communist power: Elements of a theory of institutional change
A. Walder
Economics
1994
There is considerable irony in the current search for the causes of the rapid political changes sweeping the communist world after 1988. In retrospect, it is not hard to single out a number of… Expand
97 Citations
PDF
Revolutionary Waves: The International Effects of Threats to Domestic Order
Chad Nelson
Political Science
2014
Author(s): Nelson, Chad Elkins | Advisor(s): Stein, Arthur A | Abstract: When do leaders fear the domestic repercussions of revolutions abroad, and how does the prospect of such revolutionary waves… Expand
1 Citation
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of Communism
Robert Snyder, T. White
History
2011
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War sparked a debate in the study of world politics. Scholars scampered to offer explanations for these unforeseen events. Some argued that the end… Expand
11 Citations
Stability of revolutionary governments in the face of mass protest
D. Dagaev, Natalia Lamberova, A. Sobolev
Political Science
2019
Abstract Why do some newly introduced revolutionary governments face anti-government demonstrations and swiftly exit office, while others are able to establish political regimes that last for… Expand
2 Citations
The dynamics of revolutions
Daniel Spiro, M. Michaeli
Economics
2016
This paper studies the dynamic process of revolutions and mass protests. In a unified framework we explain three classes of revolutions that have been observed historically and earlier models cannot… Expand
5 Citations
Victory in War and Defeat in Peace: Politics and Economics of Post-Conflict Sri Lanka*
P. Athukorala, S. Jayasuriya
Political ScienceAsian Economic Papers
2015
This paper examines causes and implications of Sri Lanka's political regime shift in February 2015, which has been widely hailed a victory for democracy, against the backdrop of the country's… Expand
...
1
2
3
4
...
References
SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
“Aiming at a Moving Target”: Social Science and the Recent Rebellions in Eastern Europe
S. Tarrow
Political Science
1991
One week before the mass demonstrations that led to the collapse of the Czechoslovak Communist regime in November, 1989, a Charter 77 activist, Jan Urban, proposed that the group contest the national… Expand
81 Citations
Personal Power and Political Crisis in Romania
Vladimir Tismăneanu
Political Science
1989
COMPARED TO OTHER COMMUNIST STATES IN EAST-CENTRAL Europe, Romania offers a fascinating case of neo-Stalinist radicalism cloaked in nationalistic language. A hyper-centralized model of leadership,… Expand
14 Citations
The old régime and the French Revolution
A. Tocqueville, Stuart Gilbert
Political Science
1978
Alexis de Tocqueville, known and still frequently quoted for his book on democracy in America, started at the end of his life to write a book on the French Revolution, only the first part of which… Expand
614 Citations
PDF
Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition and Racism in Everyday Life
D. Peukert
Sociology
1988
This book examines how the German people really lived under the Nazis, and their reactions to the regime, ranging from conformity to outright resistance. The characteristic popular response was not… Expand
142 Citations
Sparks and prairie fires: A theory of unanticipated political revolution
T. Kuran
Geography, Political Science
1989
A feature shared by certain major revolutions is that they were not anticipated. Here is an explanation, which hinges on the observation that people who come to dislike their government are apt to… Expand
695 Citations
PDF
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy.
E. Ginzberg, J. Schumpeter
Economics
1947
5,686 Citations
States and social revolutions : a comparative analysis of France, Russia, and China
T. Skocpol
History
1979
List of tables and maps Preface Introduction 1. Explaining social revolutions: alternatives to existing theories Part I. Causes of Social Revolutions in France, Russia and China: 2. Old-regime states… Expand
2,822 Citations
Rationality and Revolution
J. Johnson, Michael Taylor
Sociology
1989
Part 1 Political entrepreneurs and peasant movements in vietnam, Samuel L. Popkin: rationaly and revolutionary collective action, Michael Taylor rational outlaws - rebels and bandits in the Ming… Expand
132 Citations
The Russian revolution, 1917-1921
W. Chamberlin
Sociology
1936
This book is a richly detailed account of the Russian Revolution from the fall of the Tsar in March 1917 to the introduction of the New Economic Policy in March 1921. The author draws on interviews… Expand
43 Citations
PDF
The power of the powerless : citizens against the state in central-eastern Europe
V. Havel, John L. Keane, S. Lukes
Political Science
1986
1. The Power of the Powerless 2. Spiritual Values, Independent Initiatives and Politics 3. Catholicism and Politics 4. On the Question of Chartism 5. The Human Rights Movement and Social Progress 6.… Expand
153 Citations
...
1
2
3
4
...
SORT BY
Related Papers
Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power
Bruce Bimber
Political Science
2003
1. Information and political change 2. Information revolutions in American political development 3. The fourth informati...
594 Citations
Introduction—How the Personal Became Political: The Gender and Sexuality Revolutions in 1970s Australia
Michelle Arrow, A. Woollacott
Political Science
2018
ABSTRACT How the Personal became Political presents new research on the events, policy changes and watershed development...
13 Citations
Show More
2/10
Abstract
983 Citations
50 References
Related Papers
Stay Connected With Semantic Scholar
What Is Semantic Scholar?
Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI.
Learn More
About
About Us
Publishers
Beta Program
Contact
Research
Team
Datasets
Open Corpus
Supp.ai
Resources
Librarians
Tutorials
FAQ
API
Proudly built by AI2
Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy
By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Dataset License
ACCEPT & CONTINUE