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The Resource Making waves : democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848, Kurt Weyland

Making waves : democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848, Kurt Weyland

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Making waves : democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848
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Making waves
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democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848
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Kurt Weyland
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eng
Summary
"This study investigates the three main waves of political regime contention in Europe and Latin America. Surprisingly, protest against authoritarian rule spread across countries more quickly in the nineteenth century, yet achieved greater success in bringing democracy in the twentieth. To explain these divergent trends, the book draws on cognitive-psychological insights about the inferential heuristics that people commonly apply; these shortcuts shape learning from foreign precedents such as an autocrat's overthrow elsewhere. But these shortcuts had different force, depending on the political-organizational context. In the inchoate societies of the nineteenth century, common people were easily swayed by these heuristics: Jumping to the conclusion that they could replicate such a foreign precedent in their own countries, they precipitously challenged powerful rulers, yet often at inopportune moments -- and with low success. By the twentieth century, however, political organizations had formed. Their leaders had better capacities for information processing, were less strongly affected by cognitive shortcuts, and therefore waited for propitious opportunities before initiating contention. As organizational ties loosened the bounds of rationality, contentious waves came to spread less rapidly, but with greater success"--
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Weyland, Kurt Gerhard
Dewey number
321.09/094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN10
LC item number
.W48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Government, Resistance to
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Regime change
  • Regime change
  • Regime change
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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Making waves : democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848, Kurt Weyland
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
866766562
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9781107044746
Lccn
2013044142
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)866766562
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Making waves : democratic contention in Europe and Latin America since the revolutions of 1848, Kurt Weyland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
866766562
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9781107044746
Lccn
2013044142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)866766562

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