Revolution: Refining Its Defining
Definitions of revolution have strongly influenced theorization about it. We argue here that revolution is a highly variable phenomenon. Rigid definitions of revolution do not allow for theorizing which explains this variability. Revolution can occur to various degrees along various dimensions. These include the political, international, economic, cultural, ethnic, and gender dimensions. Revolutions do not necessarily affect all these dimensions equally. Revolutions that have led to great change along some of these dimensions have also led to little or no change along others. We further argue that an understanding of revolution requires an understanding of what maintains social order.
Yinger, J. Milton and Mark N. Katz. Winter 2001. "Revolution: Refining Its Defining." International Journal of Group Tensions 30(4): 349-367.
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International Journal of Group Tensions
Revolution, Theories of revolution, Social order