The structure/agency dilemma remains one of the most contentious issues in modem
sociology. This thesis examines the relationship between these concepts in the light of theories
of revolutions. The types of revolution analysed are socialist revolutions, defined as Marxistinspired
regime transformations accompanied by widespread revolt from below.
The argument advanced is that the origins and development of socialist movements to the
position of state power is more complex than the dominant...[Show more]
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