Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from the Paris Commune to the Arab Spring

Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from the Paris Commune to the Arab Spring


Looking at a number of worldwide ancient reviews, Arms and the People examines the connection among mass events and army associations. a few argue that it truly is very unlikely to accomplish and shield a revolution with no the help of the military, yet how can the help of the military be won?

Arms and the People explores the impression of profound social polarisation at the inner solidarity of the state’s ‘armed our bodies of guys’ and at the contested loyalties of squaddies. the several participants research a sequence of old moments within which a trouble within the army establishment has mirrored a deeper social main issue which has penetrated that establishment and threatened to disable it.

With a number of foreign individuals who've both studied or been at once thinking about such social upheavals, Arms and the People is a pioneering contribution to the learn of progressive swap and may attract scholars and teachers in historical past, politics and sociology.

Show sample text content

Download sample