Bourgeois Revolution: Refining the Concept

Matthew Nichter


This paper aims to clarify the place of the bourgeois revolution concept within historical materialism. Building on the work of Neil Davidson and others, I outline a theoretically robust but empirically plausible "consequentialist" interpretation, and explain how it can meet the objections of mainstream and Marxist critics.

bourgeois revolution - historical materialism - Marxism - historical sociology