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Causes and Consequences of Revolution: PS 4896

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What explains variation across American cities in the intensity of Black Lives Matter protests in the summer/fall of 2020?




Why did protests succeed in toppling the government in Tunisia in 2011 during the Arab Spring, but not in Syria?




Why is revolutionary victory often followed by a ‘reign of terror’ and what are the effects of that ‘terror’ on society? (focus on the French and Russian Revolutions) 

Political trials in an age of revolutions : Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793-1848

The afterlives of the terror : facing the legacies of mass violence in postrevolutionary France

The French Revolution: a history in documents   Request Rapid Access

“Repressions Are Necessary; the Newspaper Hype Is Not”: Explaining Terror in Soviet Terms Malcolm L G Spencer ISSN: 2311-911X , 2310-757X; DOI: 10.15826/qr.2020.3.492 Quaestio Rossica. , 2020, Vol.8(3), p.743-762


Why is the government of the Central African Republic unable to defeat the insurgents that have emerged in that country in recent years?

Central African Republic and insurgents in database ProQuest Political Science

Book: Hunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic, pp. 191 - 214 DOI:[Opens in a new window] Publisher: Cambridge University Press Print publication year: 2020

Book: The Security Arena in Africa: Local Order-Making in the Central African Republic, Somaliland, and South Sudan

Duursma, Allard. "State Weakness, a Fragmented Patronage-Based System, and Protracted Local Conflict in the Central African Republic." African Affairs 121, no. 483 (2022): 251-274.