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
Date Written: 2018
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
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