This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the state and revolution in classical social theory, the book provides a penetrating analysis of the nature and dynamics of the major socialist revolutions of the past century, including the Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, and Nicaraguan revolutions, each examined in great detail.
Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited thirty two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His areas of specialization are globalization, political economy of development, class analysis, the state, social movements, and social change.
Chapter 1 Conventional Theories of the State and Revolution: Classical Statements Chapter 2 The Marxist Theory of the State and Revolution: The Classics Chapter 3 Twentieth Century Socialist Revolutions and Their Class Components Chapter 4 The Russian Revolution: The Proletariat Takes State Power Chapter 5 The Chinese Revolution: Workers and Peasants Rise Up in the Long March to Power Chapter 6 The Vietnamese Revolution: People's War and the Protracted Struggle for Independence and Socialism Chapter 7 The Cuban and Nicaraguan Revolutions: Imperialism, Dictatorship, and Popular Resistance Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index