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Why Men Rebel: Fortieth Anniversary Edition (U.S. History in International Perspective) Paperback – Deluxe Edition, November 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1594519147 ISBN-10: 1594519145 Edition: Anv
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Likely to last a long time. --James C. Davies in Orbis

I am delighted to see Why Men Rebel back in print. In addition to being an important theory about protest and rebellion it also serves well teachers who wish to illustrate theoretical levels of analysis and how theory can focus on one while engaging the context provided by others. Gurr's theory is sometimes over-simplified as a purely psychological theory. Yet it has a core focus on individual grievances within the context of societal norms and values as well as government capacity and repression. Few rational choice theories ground their analysis within social contexts, and few of the sociological or structural theories provide an account of the impact of individuals' beliefs or motives. Why Men Rebel provides not only an important theory of protest and rebellion, but remains today a model for developing a rigorous theory that engages the complexity and nuance that this topic surely requires. --Will H. Moore, Florida State University

The most important book that has been published on social violence in a good number of years. . . .a superb piece of work. --Lewis A. Coser in The New York Times Book

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Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, and Founding Director of the Minorities at Risk Project in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland.
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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers; Anv edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594519145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594519147
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T.A.L. Dozer VINE VOICE on May 15, 2012
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In this influential writing, "Why Men Rebel" by Ted Robert Gurr covers the root causes of political violence, whether it is riots, rebellions, coups, or insurgencies, Gurr develops what is known as the relative deprivation theory. In this theory, essentially an economic argument, political violence is attributed to a discrepancy between what men and women think they deserve and what they can actually get in society. The resulting frustration culminates in incidences of collective political violence by social groups.
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Too bad the Maryland governor and Baltimore cops have never read this book.
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