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  • State and Revolution in Finland


  • Alapuro, Risto, 1944- author

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  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]


  • The formation of a small polity -- The problem -- A comparative perspective -- What is to be explained -- Plan of the book -- State-making and the class structure -- Dominant groups and state-making -- The early nineteenth century -- Economic integration -- The late nineteenth century -- The Agrarian class structure and industrial workers -- The industrial and agricultural revolutions in Finland -- Freeholding peasants and Agrarian workers -- The link between industrial and Agrarian workers -- Crofters -- Territorial integration -- Finnish regions up to 1809 -- Reorientation from Stockholm to St. Petersburg -- Territorial integration in the late nineteenth century -- Core-periphery interaction - the county of Viipuri and Eastern Finland -- South-Western Finland as a core region -- Declining ostrobothnia -- Division of labour and state penetration in Northern Finland -- National integration and class integration -- Finnish nationalism -- The dual nature of nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe -- Finland in a European perspective -- The consolidation of a national culture -- Before the revolution: organisation, mobilisation, and the role of Russia -- Early mass organisation -- The Finno-Russian conflict -- The general strike of 1905, parliamentary reform, and the rise of Agrarian socialism -- Regional consolidation of party support -- Regions as loci of party systems -- The south-western core region -- The county of Viipuri -- Ostrobothnia -- Eastern Finland -- Northern Finland -- The abortive revolution -- On preconditions for revolutionary situations -- The abortive Revolution of 1917-1918 -- Socialists within the polity -- The rise of multiple sovereignty -- The revolutionary situation -- The aftermath -- The social and regional basis for the revolution -- On the character of the Finnish revolution -- Breakdown of society or contest for state power? -- State and nation after the failed revolution -- The failed revolution and the nation -- The persistence of the volcanic model of the Finnish revolution -- On the state, the nation, and class balance -- The Lapua Movement, 1930-2 -- The mass movement and the dominant classes in Finnish fascism -- The Finnish state and revolution in a European perspective -- Eastern European revolutionary movements -- National movements in the Baltic provinces -- Revolution in the Baltic provinces, 1905 and 1917-18 -- Challenges in East-Central Europe -- Fascism in Eastern Europe -- The formation of Finland in Europe -- Economic consolidation -- The formation of state and nation -- Political organisation and mobilisation before 1917 -- Revolutionary situations in small European polities -- State and revolution in Finland.


  • -  Nationalism--Case studies
  • -  Nationalism--Finland--History
  • -  Revolutions--Case studies
  • -  States, Small--Case studies
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Influence
  • -  Finland--Politics and government--20th century


  • -  "This second edition includes a new postscript."--Back cover.
  • -  Originally published in Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 1988.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-297) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.


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  • DL1066.7

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  • 2019018508

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