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Regime Collapse and Revolution

A Response to John Dunn

Hugo Slim

simply “regime collapse” ( Abrams and Dunn 2017 ). In short, Dunn’s theory of revolution is very good, but his empirical observation on where and when revolutions actually happen is wrongly limited in time and space. My professional observations tell me

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Modern Revolutions and Beyond

An Interview with John Dunn

Benjamin Abrams and John Dunn

, Dunn’s Epoch of Revolution has passed. After this epoch, we now confront a more enduring and generic phenomenon: regime collapse. “Regime collapse doesn’t have the same kind of homogeneity to it [as revolution],” Dunn explains, “because apart from

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The End of Revolution, and Its Means

Processual and Programmatic Approaches to Revolution in the Epoch of Revolution Debate

Benjamin Abrams

emancipation. The Means and Ends of Revolution In our interview, as well as in his wider work, Dunn distinguishes between “revolution” on the one hand and phenomena like “rebellion” and “regime collapse” on the other ( Abrams and Dunn 2017 ; Dunn 1989 ). He

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John Dunn


Responding to Hugo Slim’s critique, John Dunn defends his notion of the “Epoch of Revolution.” The response advances that this protracted epoch was defined by the unique way in which the category of revolution itself defined key possibilities for collective political, social, and economic transformation. In doing so, Dunn argues, this category transformed the conditions of political action across a large part of the world. Dunn classifies Slim’s cases as instances of rebellion that, though significant and important, do not share the teleological character of revolution.

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Benjamin Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino

Cross. Slim’s critique of Dunn’s view, “Regime Collapse and Revolution: A Response to John Dunn” contends that Dunn’s empirical observations on where and when revolutions occur is wrongly limited in time and space, drawing on the author’s weighty

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Hieronymus Purwanta

contribution of what are called military ways to Indonesian independence in order to legitimize the new order as a military regime. President Soeharto’s regime collapsed in May 1998 in the wake of the Asian economic crisis and a wave of student demonstrations

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Beverly Crawford Ames and Armon Rezai

the emerging liberal international trading system required the resources of the United States as dominant power to maintain freedom of trade. But when the U.S. government refused to support the dollar’s value with gold, the fixed exchange regime