What are the characteristics of revolution and evolution?



Abstract. 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. B50, B59, I00, I10, I30.


Radical change; Rebellion; Coup d’état; Insurrection; Struggle; Internal wars; Growth; Social progress; Advancement; Development.

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