Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
POL 317 Revolutions and Revolutionaries
4 hours; 4 credits
The character of revolutions as states of exception and their constitution as state power. Focusing on three transformative revolutions--the American, Russian and Chinese Revolutions--the emphasis is on the justification for the seizures of power and their underlying legitimacy for state institutions. This should lead to a more complete understanding of contemporary revolutions.
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