Revolutions Sociology Of

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What distinguishes revolution from riot or rebellion, collective action or collective violence, or coups d'état or just plain old regime change? Historical records are replete with instances of sudden, violent, extra-constitutional, and consequential regime change. However, the modern concept of revolution is the product of the French Revolution of 1789–94.

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Revolutions, Sociology ofJohn Lie and Nicholas Hoover WilsonSubjectCultural StudiesSociologyGovernment, Politics, and Law,Social MovementsKey-TopicsMarxism,social changeDOI:10.1111/b.9781405124331.2007.xSectionsRevolutions, Sociology ofREFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READINGSWhat distinguishes revolution from riot or rebellion, collective action or collective violence, orcoups d'tator just plain old regime change? Historical records are replete with instances of sudden, violent, extra-constitutional, and consequential regime change. However, the modern concept of revolution is the product of the French Revolution of 178994. The events that came to be known as the Revolution denoted and dominated modern politics. Henceforth, revolution referred to a sudden, violent political change that leads to consequential extra-political transformation. The French Revolution generated a new class of political actors revolutionaries and a new political ideology the possibility and desirability of intentional, mass uprising to achieve sudden, extra-constitutional political change. In the modern political imagination, revolution came to denote the possibility of

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