What Are the Characteristics of Revolution and Evolution?

Journal of Economic and Social Thought, vol. 5, n. 4, pp. 288-294, (2018) DOI/10.1453/jest.v5i4.1789

11 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

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Mario Coccia

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This conceptual paper describes some characteristics of revolution and evolution. Revolution here is an historical process that generates a rapid and structural change in society. Instead, evolution is a progressive growth and change, generating a transition from simple to complex systems. Overall, then, this study suggests that revolution and evolution are a result of human activity in society originated to satisfy specific needs and/or to cope with and adapt in the presence of environmental threats and changing contexts.

Keywords: Radical Change, Rebellion, Coup d’état, Insurrection, Struggle, Internal Wars, Growth, Social Progress, Advancement, Development.

JEL Classification: B15, B52, D74, N00, H56

Suggested Citation

Coccia, Mario, What Are the Characteristics of Revolution and Evolution? (2018). Journal of Economic and Social Thought, vol. 5, n. 4, pp. 288-294, (2018) DOI/10.1453/jest.v5i4.1789, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3315985 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3315985

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