January 1, 2009

Rethinking Revolutions

Integrating Origins, Processes, and Outcomes

This essay offers a more complex description of revolutionary processes, with twelve possible stages. These twelve stages are not intended to demarcate a universal or inevitable sequence. Rather, they are components of the revolutionary processes that usually occur in various revolutions. This analysis shows that what differentiates the color-type or democratic revolutions — old and new — from the more typical major revolution is precisely their characteristic combinations of these components.

Read the article at Project Muse.