4.22 Intro to Sociological Learning

4.22 Intro to Sociological Learning - April 22, 2011 An...

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April 22, 2011 An Introduction to the Sociology of Education Word of the Day meritocracy: government or the holding of power by people chose on the basis of merit; a society governed by such people or in which such people hold power; a ruling, powerful, or influential class of educated or able people Skocpol Explains social revolutions. She asks what explains moments when a country experiences massive transformations including political and economic institutions and class changes. She was not satisfied with past sociological evaluation of these revolutions because they were too simple. Moreover, revolutions are not simply caused by domestic pressures and processes. What she said was needed was a focus on the interplay between the international context and domestic structures and groups. To find evidence for her intuitions, Skocpol analyzes several cases of revolution as well as cases of near-revolution. She found that a revolution was dependent on two things: state breakdown (weak government) and peasant insurrection.
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