Undoing the Revolution: Comparing Elite Subversion of Peasant Rebellions
The book explains why popular mobilizations create elite dominated state institutions. I argue that given collective action barriers, popular mobilizations succeed when they are localized and acquire resources from allied local elites. Subsequently, allied local elites leverage their resources to control these mobilizations and, still later, bargain among themselves to determine national level institutions. The findings improve on prior research that explains the formation of state institutions as determined by nation-wide mobilizations and/or negotiations between national level groups.