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Revolutions - POL277

This unit will examine the causes, processes and outcomes (success or failures) of some major post-1945 Third World revolutions. It will begin with a discussion of key theories or explanations of why revolutions occur, and the role played by various social and class forces. The case studies will focus on revolutions via mass mobilizations and/or earned struggle (Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Philippines), anti-colonial revolutions (Vietnam) and revolutions via the 'ballot box' (Chile). The case studies will emphasise social, political and economic factors, the role of social classes, leadership patterns, political strategies and ideologies.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Politics and international relations staff

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): POL260, POL262
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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