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How the CCP went from rebel to ruler
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Anthony Saich

The rise of the Chinese Communist Party is a story of a small band of young men who navigated a treacherous political landscape. That story has shaped the trajectory of modern China, and is traced in the latest book by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Anthony Saich.

Skyline in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Dara Kay Cohen

Collective vigilantism is a global phenomenon. Based on original survey and focus group data collected during fieldwork in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Khayelitsha, South Africa, coauthors Dara Kay Cohen of Harvard Kennedy School and Danielle F. Jung of Emory University suggest that curbing collective vigilantism hinges on ensuring that state governments can provide for the basic needs of their populations.

Protestors marching in front of U.S. capitol building with signs
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Erica Chenoweth

Civil resistance has emerged as a mainstay of the many social movements active around the world, and Erica Chenoweth's new book guides readers through its theory and practice.

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