- 東海大学紀要. 文学部 (ISSN:05636760)
- vol.73, pp.54-68, 2000
This study is aimed at studying revolutions and rebellions in the light of the modern world-system perspective. This first article tries to demonstrate the link between world rebellions and the Kondrarieff's long wave. Many scholars have studied international war data in relation with the long cycle but there are such a small number of works which spotlight and examin deeply rebellions i.e., internal wars with a world-systemic view. The basic source of data is the Small and Singer's famous list of wars since 1816. The author presents a working hypothesis, the magnitude (number of killed by day) of rebellions is stronger during the A2 periods = hegemonic matuarity periods of the modern world-system. This hypothesis is explained by the relative deprivation theory as James Davies or Ted Gurr showed and is also tested statistically. Further reflexion about rebellions and revolutions in the modern world-system is needed then will be done in following articles of this series.