Revolutionary Coalitions: Causes, Patterns, Consequences and the Case of Portugal, 1974-1975

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It has been argued that the degree to which revolutions lead to differences in the depth of democracy resides in the nature of the initial revolutionary coalition. Specifically, the broader the revolutionary coalition – the more it includes a varied set of subordinate social classes and political/military groupings - the higher are the prospects for an inclusive democratizing outcome. But less research has been devoted to understanding the causes of varying revolutionary coalitions. This essay aims to fill this gap, by comparing the origins of modes of coalition-building between revolutionary elites and popular groups during the Portuguese revolution of 1974-75.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
EventInternational Conference of Europeanists: Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures - Sciences Po, Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 8 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
Conference number: 22


ConferenceInternational Conference of Europeanists
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