¹ 5 - 2007
Nikiforov A.A.

Revolution as Subject of Theoretical Treatment: the Sub-Discipline’s Progress and Dilemmas

The importance of the problem of revolution is due to the new cases of the phenomenon and to the insufficient inquiry of the problem within the Russian scholarly community. The article defines the place of the issue of revolution within contemporary social and political science abroad and in Russia. The author focuses on the fundamental theoretical approaches to this problem. The review and analysis of the theoretical concepts are presented in the historical and intellectual context of their formation. In conclusion, the author outlines the prospects of the development of the issue of revolution by defining the possible ways of integrating the discussed sub-discipline in political science.