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O rewolucji raz jeszcze...
On revolution once again

Author(s): Barbara A. Markiewicz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Political Philosophy, Political history
Published by: Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN
Keywords: revolution;authority;power

Summary/Abstract: As a starting point for considerations the author accepts that the concept of revolution has changed historically in a similar way as the concept of democracy. Initially democracy was limited to a certain reality and political system, but over time the concept has become synonymous with common good. It can be claimed that similar changes in meaning can be observed in the concept of revolution. However, as the trouble with its use in the media shows, the universal dimension of the concept of revolution does not apply to axiological and ideological layers. Therefore, it should be sought for elsewhere. The author suggests focusing on the technical side of the revolution rather than political ideas and values, as every revolution makes use of a specific technique for taking over power and establishing its own new form.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 11-27
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish