Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Aftershocks:
Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century
Seva Gunitsky

Paperback | 2017 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691172347
Hardcover | 2017 | $95.00 | £79.95 | ISBN: 9780691172330
304 pp. | 6 x 9 | 23 line illus. 4 tables.
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400885329 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Endorsements | Table of Contents
Introduction[PDF] pdf-icon

Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer a detailed explanation for this wavelike spread and retreat—not only of democracy but also of its twentieth-century rivals, fascism and communism.

Seva Gunitsky argues that waves of regime change are driven by the aftermath of cataclysmic disruptions to the international system. These hegemonic shocks, marked by the sudden rise and fall of great powers, have been essential and often-neglected drivers of domestic transformations. Though rare and fleeting, they not only repeatedly alter the global hierarchy of powerful states but also create unique and powerful opportunities for sweeping national reforms—by triggering military impositions, swiftly changing the incentives of domestic actors, or transforming the basis of political legitimacy itself. As a result, the evolution of modern regimes cannot be fully understood without examining the consequences of clashes between great powers, which repeatedly—and often unsuccessfully—sought to cajole, inspire, and intimidate other states into joining their camps.

Seva Gunitsky is assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto.

Endorsements:

"Ambitious and lucid, Aftershocks offers an alternative way to view twentieth-century global history, and is a book that belongs in the company of works by Gilpin and Ikenberry. In our own time of global power shifts, Gunitsky's fundamental claim--that hegemonic transitions explain the spread and contraction of democracy across entire regions--is vitally important and impossible to ignore."--John M. Owen IV, University of Virginia

"By delving into how international dynamics shape the spread of democracy and autocracy over time, Gunitsky presents a much-needed theoretical and empirical synthesis for anyone interested in international relations and domestic politics. As the world faces changing global powers and declining support for democracy, Gunitsky's book is essential reading with significant practical implications."--Susan D. Hyde, University of California, Berkeley

"Aftershocks examines the role of international factors in shaping the rise and fall of regime types. Contending that a regime cannot be understood in purely domestic terms, Gunitsky explores the nature of global influences and how they work. This book has a big historical sweep and is filled with well-chosen examples."—Peter Gourevitch, University of California, San Diego

"Aftershocks makes a strong and creative theoretical argument while providing a wide variety of convincing evidence. This is a really great book."--Jon Pevehouse, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations vii
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
1 Introduction: A Century of Shocks and Waves 1
2 From Crests to Collapses: The Sources of Failure in Democratic Waves 33
3 The Alchemy of War 60
4 A Low Dishonest Decade 101
5 Two Ways of Life 152
6 The Winds from the East 198
7 Conclusion: Beyond the Great Plateau 231
Appendix 1: Regime Classifications, 1900–2000 245
Appendix 2: Regime Impositions 247
Bibliography 253
Index 279

Series:

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Paperback : $29.95 ISBN: 9780691172347

    Add to shopping cart

     Hardcover : $95.00 ISBN: 9780691172330

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover  £79.95 ISBN: 9780691172330

    Add to shopping cart

     Paperback  £24.95 ISBN: 9780691172347

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 4/20/2017

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share 
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Political Science And International Relations
    More Choices