Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations:

Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations:

Political Aspects of Modernity

Moscow: KD "LIBROCOM", 2009. - 246 p.
Edited by Leonid E. Grinin, Dmitri D. Beliaev and Andrey V. Korotayev
ISBN 978-5-397-00169-4

The human history has evidenced various systems of hierarchy and power in different spheres of social life. The relations of hierarchy and power penetrate the whole of social life but naturally they are most visible in the political sphere. The careful study of each particular case of such relations is of great significance. In the meantime it is very important to see both the general features typical for all or most of the hierarchy and power forms, and their variation. The relations of power and hierarchy in the modern political world system demonstrate a great number of variants, levels and dimensions. In the present edited volume the focus lies on three aspects of this important subject. These are revolutionary transformations (in the broad sense of this notion), violence, and globalization. Each volume section is devoted to one of those themes.




List of Contributors

Part I.Hierarchy and Power before and after the Revolutions
1 The Islamic Revolution in Iran and its Conceptions on Power
Majid Bozorgmehri
2 Iranian Women and Constitutional Revolution
Seyed Javad Emamjomehzadeh and Houri Jahanshahrad
3 The Foreign Agent Role in the Hierarchy of Revolutions
Bahram Navazeni
4 The Scottish Revolution
Julian Goodare
5 Reviewing the Constitution of Islamic Republic and the Change of Quality of Political Authority in Iran after Revolution
Mohsen Khalili
6 Cosmist Revolution in Organizing the Civilizational Power
Konstantin S. Khroutski
7 Pre-Soviet Russian Concepts of Civil Society and Their Legacy
Alan Kimball
8 Wartime Power Politics between the Nationalist Government and the Guangxi Warlords, 1931–1945
Pingchao Zhu

Part II. Interpreting Violence
9 Canada's Self-image as a Non-violent Nation
Charles Rhéaume
10 At Home with Violence: Israeli Russian-Language Media's Use of Cultural Codes in Interpreting Intifada
Maria N. Yelenevskaya
11 ‘The Great Terror’ in the GULAG: A Case Study of the White-Sea Baltic Combine and the Camp NKVD
Oxana Klimkova
12 How Jewish is Israel's Military Tradition?
Yakov M. Rabkin

Part III. Hierarchy and Power: Aspects of Globalization
13 Globalization and Feminism
Mohammad Ali Basiri
14 Local Civilizations in the Face of Globalization: Contemporary Theoretical Approaches and the Future of Some Non-Western Cultures
Dmitri M. Bondarenko
15 Transformation of Sovereignty and Globalization
Leonid E. Grinin
16 Globalization and Mathematical modeling of Global Development
Andrey V. Korotayev