Winds of Change

What is Revolution?
  • Patrick McNeill


On July 14 two hundred years ago the Paris mob stormed the Bastille. That same evening the Duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt made an important conceptual distinction. Mais c’est une revolte’, said Louis XVI. Non, sire, ce n’est pas une revolte’, replied the Duc, ‘c’est une revolution’.


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Further Reading

  1. Giddens, A. (1989) Sociology (Polity Press).Google Scholar
  2. Johnson, C. (1983) Revolutionary Change (Longman).Google Scholar
  3. Williams, R. (1976) Keywords (Fontana)Google Scholar

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© David Barrat, Chris Brown, Tony Cole, Peter de la Cour, David Cutler and Karim Murji, Roger Gomm, Patrick McNeill 1991

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