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Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of 1989 by Steven Pfaff

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Published by Duke University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Opposition (Political science),
  • History - General History,
  • Germany,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Sociology - General,
  • East,
  • EUROPEAN STUDIES,
  • Political Science/European Pol,
  • Sociology,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Communism,
  • Germany (East)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9561990M
ISBN 100822337525
ISBN 109780822337522

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Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany Book Description: Winner of the Social Science History Association President's Book Award East Germany was the first domino to fall when the Soviet bloc began to collapse in By developing a theory of how exit-voice dynamics affect collective action, Pfaff illuminates the processes that spurred mass demonstrations in the GDR, led to a peaceful surrender of power by the hard-line Leninist elite, and hastened German reunification. Pfaff's model of exit-voice dynamics is also a major contribution to the literature on collective action and revolutions."-Jeff Goodwin, author of No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, "Steven Pfaff offers a bold sociological explanation of the collapse of Communism in East Germany. German Democratic Republic (GDR) studies were supposed to have withered away long ago, shrinking into a historical curiosity. Instead, the field has flourished.

Review of Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany: The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of by Steven Pfaff. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. and Textbook Reds: Schoolbooks, Ideology, and East German Identity by John Rodden. Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany (review) Article (PDF Available) in Social Forces 86(1) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. PDF | On , Jose A. Aleman published Book Review: Pfaff, S. (). Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany: The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of Durham, NC. winning monograph, Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Ger- many, Steven Pfaff takes up the challenge of reconciling Hirschman’s classic seesaw model with the anomalous trajectory of the East German revolution—a task to which Hirschman devoted an article of his own in.

Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany is a highly original contribution to the study of Communism’s collapse and the role of collective action in political change. Its mixture of quantitative and qualitative evidence is unprecedented.”—Jeffrey Kopstein, author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, –Brand: Steven Pfaff. “Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany is a highly original contribution to the study of Communism’s collapse and the role of collective action in political change. Its mixture of quantitative and qualitative evidence is unprecedented.” — Jeffrey Kopstein, author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, –Author: Steven Pfaff.   "Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany is a highly original contribution to the study of Communism's collapse and the role of collective action in political change. Its mixture of quantitative and qualitative evidence is unprecedented."--Jeffrey Kopstein, author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, Reviews: 1. Exit‐Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany: The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of