An examination of the social phenomenon of revolution. Major changes within a population group can indirectly create competition among elites, fiscal problems at state level and a widespread rise in the cost of living. This in turn creates pressures in society. Rigidity in society’s political, economic, cultural, and social institutions then allows these pressures to lead to revolutions. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Jack A. Goldstone’s Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World, one of the most important sociology books ever written.
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