Financial and Cultural Resources

In his article “Toward a Fourth Generation of Revolutionary Theory,” author Jack Goldstone states that a key factor influencing state stability is if a state has the financial and cultural resources to carry out tasks it sets for self and are expected to carry out by groups. He explains this by examining the concepts of “effectiveness” and “justice” (Is a state effective? Is it just?). (pp. 147-50) Using Goldstone’s ideas about “effectiveness” and “justice”, analyze the stability of the Porfirian state.







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