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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 June 2020

Steven Pfaff
Affiliation:
University of Washington
Michael Hechter
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
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Rebellious collective action is rare, but it can occur when subordinates are severely discontented and other circumstances are favorable. The possibility of rebellion is a check – sometimes the only check – on authoritarian rule. Although mutinies in which crews seized control of their vessels were rare events, they occurred throughout the Age of Sail. This book is the first to analyze mutiny sytematically using techniques borrowed from epidemiology and in light of a new theory that links grievances to collective action.

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The Genesis of Rebellion
Governance, Grievance, and Mutiny in the Age of Sail
, pp. xv - xvi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Preface
  • Steven Pfaff, University of Washington, Michael Hechter, Arizona State University
  • Book: The Genesis of Rebellion
  • Online publication: 17 June 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108149853.001
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  • Preface
  • Steven Pfaff, University of Washington, Michael Hechter, Arizona State University
  • Book: The Genesis of Rebellion
  • Online publication: 17 June 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108149853.001
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  • Preface
  • Steven Pfaff, University of Washington, Michael Hechter, Arizona State University
  • Book: The Genesis of Rebellion
  • Online publication: 17 June 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108149853.001
Available formats
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