chapter  12
Development and Modernisation Theory
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Theories of revolution do not" of course, purport to explain all change in society, even for Marxists, although the latter would argue that a great transformation of society can only come about by revolutionary means. It is not enough, however, to say that the converse of revolution is evolution. Even a Darwinian view of societal change needs greater elaboration than mere assertion of the survival of the fittest. Not only is there the possibility that a Darwinian view is no more than an analogy, but the processes by which societies change, other than by revolution, need to be explored in greater detail.