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Geopolitics

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the theory of geopolitics, beginning with an overview of some elementary facts from nonlinear dynamics. In particular, it describes boundless growth, examples of which are ... More


Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Peter Turchin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Many historical processes are dynamic. Populations grow and decline. Empires expand and collapse. Religions spread and wither. Natural scientists have made great strides in understanding dynamical ... More


The Metaethnic Frontier Theory

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter describes a theory that specifies the variables responsible for the increase or decline of asabiya—the metaethnic frontier theory. According to the metaethnic frontier theory, metaethnic ... More


Statement of the Problem

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter provides an introduction to the use of quantitative theories in historical sociology. It first explains why we need a mathematical theory in history before making a case for historical ... More


Conclusion

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This concluding chapter summarizes the main developments discussed in the book, beginning with the proposed research program for investigating historical dynamics and how the approach can be used to ... More


Nongovernmental Organizations in Environmental Struggles: Politics and the Making of Moral Capital in the Philippines

Raymond Bryant

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106596
eISBN:
9780300132830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106596.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book reflects a longstanding personal interest in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and environmental struggles, focusing on the theoretical understanding around notions of moral capital and ... More


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