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Author Petersen, Roger Dale, 1959-

Title Resistance and rebellion : lessons from Eastern Europe / Roger D. Petersen
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 321 pages)
Series Studies in rationality and social change
Studies in rationality and social change.
Contents Mechanisms and Process -- Lithuania, 1940-1941 -- Rebellion in an Urban Community: The Role of Leadership and Centralization -- The German Occupation of Lithuania -- Postwar Lithuania --More Cases, More Comparisons -- Resistance in the Perestroika Period -- Fanatics and First Actors
Summary "Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe explains how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes. The book shows how a sequence of causal forces - social norms, focal points, rational calculation - operates to drive individuals into roles of passive resistance and, at a second stage, into participation in community-based rebellion organization. By linking the operation of these mechanisms to observable social structures, the work generates predictions about which types of community and society are most likely to form and sustain resistance and rebellion." "The empirical material centers around Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance in both the 1940s and the 1987-1991 period. Using the Lithuanian experience as a base line, comparisons with several other Eastern European countries demonstrate the breadth and depth of the theory." "The book contributes to both the general literature on political violence and protest and the theoretical literature on collective action."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index
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Subject Government, Resistance to -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Government, Resistance to -- Lithuania -- History -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Lithuania -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00059867
ISBN 0511040725 (electronic bk.)
0511612729 (electronic bk.)
9780511040726 (electronic bk.)
9780511612725 (electronic bk.)