Communism and Revolution: The Strategic Uses of Political Violence

Princeton University Press
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In a period marked by growing fluidity between the West and the Communist nations, the role of revolution as an instrument of political and social change takes on an intense, possibly dangerous importance. Owing to the unacceptable risks of international war, revolutions in the less developed countries are increasingly taking the place of war as the main arena of great-power conflict. Thus, the attitudes and policies of the Communist countries toward revolution are of vital concern. In this book, thirteen specialists on Communist affairs consider how the Communists have used revolutions in the past, what they have deduced from their experience, and what prospects they hold for revolution in light of their ideological commitments.

Originally published in 1964.

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Princeton University Press
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Published on
Dec 8, 2015
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Pages
478
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ISBN
9781400874729
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English
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Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
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Cyril E. Black
The issues of conflict management treated in this volume are relatively recent consequences of the scientific and technological revolution, and are in significant respects unprecedented in man's history: food distribution, population, ocean resources, air and water pollution. Such new global problems cannot be adequately solved except by international effort—effort that requires adjustments in the present international system.

What adjustments arc practicable, and at least minimally necessary, are assessed by seventeen lawyers and specialists in international affairs. They approach the subject from two perspectives: the international legal aspects of man in his environment; and the institutions, agencies, and movements that must be further adapted to the rapidly changing needs of mankind.

Contributors: Harold Lasswell, Mary Ellen Caldwell, Dennis Livingston, Howard J. and Rita F. Taubenfeld, L.F.E. Goldie. Leon Gordenker, John Carey, Hans Baade, Gidon Gotlieb, Richard B. Lillich, Joseph Nye, Donald McNemar, James Patrick Sewell, Gerald F. Sumida, Harold and Margaret Sprout.

Originally published in 1972.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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