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Any major social and political transformation, sufficient to replace old institutions and social relations, and to initiate new relations of power and authority. Revolutions may or may not be violent, progressive, the result of class conflict, initiated by revolutionary agents, or inevitable. See also Bakunin, Lenin, Marx. For scientific revolutions see Galilean world view, Kuhn, paradigm.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.


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