Structure of Revolution. Part 2. Stagial and Event-Driven Structure of Revolution

B. A. Isaev, I. F. Ignatieva


This article analyzes one of the most important features of the revolution — its structure. The author highlights several structures, but the main attention is focusing on the analysis of сonflictological, socio-political and stagе-event structures. In the second part of the article examines the event and step structure of revolutions. In the analysis of chemical structure of revolutions the author compared the approaches of P. Sorokin, C. Brinton, P. Shtompka, other authors and concluded that 1. step structure of such a complex, long and changing socio-political phenomenon, as revolution cannot be adequately described in three or four stages, that «normal» stages of revolutions are the 8–10 stages; 2. for more accurate and detailed descriptions of revolutions must complement structure-stage dust cleaning event; 3. stagе-event structure can be applied both for individual use and together with conflictological and socio-political structures to more adequately describe the complex phenomenon of revolution. From the point of view of the author, the step structure revolution consists of eight defined stages: 1. pre-revolutionary fermentation; 2. revolution in the public consciousness; 3. the revolutionary situation; 4. moderate start of the revolution; 5. a radical extension (switching power to the radical revolutionaries) 6. strong suppression (counter-revolutionary or moderately-revolutionary dictatorship); 7. removing the dictator, the convergence of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary values; 8. post-revolutionary reform. Each stage contains certain revolutionary events. These stages and events and make up a stage-event structure of revolution. At the end of the article, the author shows how to use the different investigated them structures can solve applied problems analysis of revolutions, and makes the overall conclusions regarding the first and second part of the article. The main conclusions are that the diversity of revolutions dictates have to analyze multiple structures revolutions, leading from which are сonflictological, socio-political and stage-event structure.


structure revolution; stage structure of revolution; event structure of revolution; stage-event structure of revolution

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