- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Drastic and far-reaching change to social or political institutions that occurs over a relatively short period of time.

Longer explanation

Sometimes change is slow and unhurried, in other words it's evolutionary, but other times it seems to happen overnight and it's revolutionary. Suddenly we're faced with a new political regime, new economic system, new ...

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