Social Change

Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. The base of social change is change in the thought process in humans. It may refer to the notion of social progress or sociocultural evolution, the philosophical idea that society moves forward by dialectical or evolutionary means. It may refer to a paradigmatic change in the socio-economic structure, for instance a shift away from feudalism and towards capitalism. Accordingly it may also refer to social revolution, such as the Socialist revolution presented in Marxism, or to other social movements, such as Women's suffrage or the Civil rights movement. Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces.

More generally, social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviours, or social relations.

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Subrata K. Mitra - Books/Edited Volumes (Selection)
... Democracy and Social Change in India A Cross-sectional Analysis of the Indian Electorate (Co-author) ... Culture and Rationality The Politics of Social Change in Post-colonial India ... When Rebels Become Stakeholders Democracy, Agency and Social Change in India (Co-author) ...
Some Major Current Social Changes
... One of the most obvious changes currently occurring is the change in population distribution ...
Social Development Theory
... Social development theory attempts to explain qualitative changes in the structure and framework of society, that help the society to better realize its aims and ... Development is a process of social change, not merely a set of policies and programs instituted for some specific results ... The basic mechanism driving social change is increasing awareness leading to better organization ...
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... Chapter one of States and Social Revolutions, entitled Explaining Social Revolutions Alternatives to Existing Theories, starts by explaining not just ... These revolutions change the lives of every citizen of the country they completely alter the organization of the state, including their class structures, as ... It is without a doubt that other factors can lead to social and political change, however, social revolutions deserve special attention for their specific pattern of sociopolitical change ...
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