On September 29th 2017, at 1 p.m., Mark R. Beissinger (Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics, Princeton University) will discuss his research by presenting a paper entitled “A Revolutionary World: The Growth and Urbanization of Global Mass Revolt”
Understood as mass uprisings against an established government aimed at displacing the incumbent regime and substantially altering the political or social order, revolutions are relatively rare moments of direct mass intervention in politics. Using a new cross-national dataset of 345 revolutionary episodes from 1900 to 2014, I show that these unusual moments have grown more frequent over time, even as they have transformed from primarily rural-based revolts to predominantly urban ones. This talk explores the causes and consequences of this transformation.
Journal Article - 2018
Monograph - 2018