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Exploring Commonalities and Triggers that Influence Revolution

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dc.contributor.advisor Rubenstein, Richard E.
dc.contributor.author Sheehy, Daniel Joseph
dc.creator Sheehy, Daniel Joseph
dc.date 2012-12-05
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-18T17:46:42Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2013-02-18T17:46:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-18
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8021
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores commonalities between theories concerning revolution crossing the boundaries of various academic domains. A careful observation of bias, including a portion detailing the perils of engaging in a dialectic analysis of theory concerning the matter, is exhaustively plotted within this thesis in an attempt to delineate the attention to detail and considerations of attribution error and analyst bias undertaken by the author. Since this thesis is contingent on being able to appropriately situate, take into account, and synthesize information from various domains of academia in an attempt to plot out and engage with a discourse concerning revolution, acknowledging the possible limitations as such was imperative to establishing an ethic to maintain consideration over. The specific theory clusters and conceptions engaged with may be perused through in more detail in the “Operational Definitions” section of the thesis, but some of the more salient ones include theory derived from Theda Skocpol concerning structuralist epistemology, more granular and philosophical considerations iterated upon through work done by Hannah Arendt concerning revolutions, some work done by Ted Robert Gurr concerning civil strife and social mobilization, an examination of a broader typology provided by Jack A. Goldstone, and others. Other more pre-suppositional theoretical material includes basic components of conflict analysis and resolution theory including identity theory, the various forms of violence posited by Johan Galtung, and an iteration of basic human needs shaped by John Burton.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject revolution en_US
dc.subject liberty en_US
dc.subject isonomy en_US
dc.subject uprising en_US
dc.subject freedom en_US
dc.subject deprivation en_US
dc.title Exploring Commonalities and Triggers that Influence Revolution en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Malta en


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