James A Caporaso
POL S 544
Selected problems in the comparative analysis of political institutions, organizations, and systems.
Description: This seminar will survey the theoretical literature on problems of rebellion and revolutionary change in history.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Texts: Readings will include selections from Arendt, On Revolution; Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions; Goldstone, Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World; Goldstone, Gurr, and Moshiri, eds., Revolutions of the Late Twentieth Century; Taylor, ed., Rationality and Revolution; and others.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments: Students will be required to write short essays on the readings and one longer term paper.
Grading: Papers: 80 %; Project/presentation: 10 %; Class/quiz participation: 10 %