The Sociology of Modernization and Development

Author: David Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134898061

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The Sociology of Modernization and Development

Author: David H. Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113489807X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The Sociology of Modernization and Development

Author: David H. Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203359585

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6207

In the early 1970s, when I first carried out empirical research in theCaribbean, I spent almost a year and a half in a small Caribbeanvillage. It had around 500 inhabitants, 50 per cent of whom wereunder the age of 15, and its history had been dominated by therise and fall of the cocoa industry of Trinidad, an industry whichowed much of its success to the collective sweet tooth ofgenerations of British children and the demand of Britishchocolate manufacturers for Trinidadian cocoa.

The Sociology of Modernization

Studies on Its Historical and Theoretical Aspects With Special Regard to the Latin American Case

Author: Gino Germani

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839044

Category: History

Page: 266

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This work places in historical and theoretical contexts the work Germani in the area of modernization, especially as it relates to Latin America. Germani views modernization as the touchstone of the twentieth century. His notion of modernization has to do with how a society can harness technology for distinctly political ends and link science to distinctly economic ends.

Social Change and Development

Modernization, Dependency and World-System Theories

Author: Alvin Y. So

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803935471

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 4246

This text is designed to introduce undergraduates to the study of social theory, social change and Third World development. The author compares the strengths and weaknesses of the modernization, the dependency and the world system schools of research which have dominated development studies for four decades. This book is the only study to address the research implication of the three development theories in such a comprehensive fashion.

From Modernization to Modes of Production

A Critique of the Sociologies of Development and Underdevelopment

Author: John G. Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134916156X

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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The Sociology and Politics of Development

A Theoretical Study

Author: Baidya Nath Varma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113685567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8539

Originally published in 1980, this work answers the crucial question of how social change should be guided in the developing countries. Professor Varma begins by posing the problems of the general scope of modernization and the general criteria used in the modernization process. He examines carefully some of the models that have been used for this purpose in the past, providing extensive summaries of the views on modernization of theorists in various social science disciplines, including sociology, politics, economics, and anthropology, and stresses the importance of these views in guiding policy decisions. The book concludes with a comparison of the development processes of the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan and India.

Introduction to the Sociology of Development

Author: Andrew Webster

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349205842

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An introduction to the subject, covering key sociological questions such as, the Third World and its poverty, modernization theory, theories of underdevelopment, and critiques of aid and industrialization.

Korean Modernization and Uneven Development

Alternative Sociological Accounts

Author: Kim Kyong-Dong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981103494X

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 1045

Offering an alternative discourse on modernization and development viewed specifically from the East Asia perspective, this book focuses its analysis on the Korean experience of modernization and development. It considers the broad range of societal transformations which have occurred over the past half century, utilizing the vernacular language of Korea extracted from everyday life to interpret, characterize, globalize and pedagogically broaden the understanding and the human meaning behind these complex social changes.

Global Modernization

Rethinking the Project of Modernity

Author: Alberto Martinelli

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947998

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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The last decade has witnessed a revival of interest in the problems of modernity and modernization. In particular, three major processes have emerged as objects of debate: " The transformations of capitalism manifested in globalization and the unfolding of post-industrial society " The rapid and strong economic development of countries outside the West " The political and economic transformations in the post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe

Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy

The Human Development Sequence

Author: Ronald Inglehart,Christian Welzel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521609715

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 8028

This book presents a revised version of modernisation theory.

Alternative Discourses on Modernization and Development

East Asian Perspectives

Author: Kim Kyong-Dong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811034672

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 9799

This cutting edge work offers an alternative perspective on existing paradigms of modernization and development that originated in the West from the vantage point of non-western, late-modernizing societies. It considers how East Asian philosophical ideas enrich the reformulation of the concept of development or societal development, and how influential principles of traditional culture such as yin-yang dialectic interact with modern ideas and technology. It addresses the significance of alternative discourses as culturally independent scholarship, and the problems of pervasive mechanisms of social, political, economic, and cultural dependence in the global academic world.

The Sociology of Development Handbook

Author: Gregory Hooks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520277783

Category: History

Page: 728

View: 7614

"This handbook brings together essays by leading contributors to development sociology by addressing intellectual challenges: internal and international migration, transformation of political regimes, globalization, changes in household and family formations, gender dynamics, technological change, population and economic growth, environmental sustainability, peace and war, and the production and reproduction of social and economic inequality. The Sociology of Development Handbook includes essays that reflect the range of debates in development sociology and in the interdisciplinary study and practice of development"--Provided by publisher.

Environment and Global Modernity

Author: Gert Spaargaren,Arthur P J Mol,Frederick H Buttel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264904

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 5897

This accomplished book argues that we can only make sense of environmental issues if we consider them as part of a more encompassing process of social transformation. It asks whether there is an emerging consensus between social scientists on the central issues in the debate on environmental change, and if concerns about the environment constitute a major prop to the process of globalization? The book provides a thorough discussion of the central themes in environmental sociology, identifying two traditions: ecological modernization theory and risk society theory.

Theories of Development, Third Edition

Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

Author: Richard Peet,Elaine Hartwick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519571

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 3585

This widely adopted text starts with the fundamentals--what is economic growth, what is development, and what is the relationship between these two concepts? The authors examine orthodox theories of growth grounded in different schools of economics (classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, neoliberal) before considering critical alternatives (Marxist, socialist, poststructuralist, and feminist). The book elucidates the basic ideas that underpin contemporary controversies and debates surrounding economic growth, environmental crisis, and global inequality. It highlights points of contention among the various theories andÿlinks them to historical and current world events. New to This Edition *Reflects the latest data and global development trends, such as the effects on economies of extreme weather events and climate change. *New discussions throughout the chapters, including the work of Thomas Piketty, Richard Florida, William Easterly, Niall Ferguson, and Arturo Escobar. *Responds to current crises, including the global financial meltdown and its consequences and the rise of finance capitalism.

From Modernization to Globalization

Perspectives on Development and Social Change

Author: J. Timmons Roberts,Amy Bellone Hite

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631210979

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

View: 3744

From Modernization to Globalization is a reference for scholars, students and development practitioners on the issues of processes of social change and development in the "Third World". It provides carefully excerpted samples from both classic and up-to-date writings in the development literature, short, insightful introductions to each section and a general introduction.

Challenges of Modernization and Governance in South Korea

The Sinking of the Sewol and Its Causes

Author: Jae-Jung Suh,Mikyoung Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811040230

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 9259

Focusing on the sinking of the Sewol, a commercial ferry which capsized off the South Korean coast in April 2014, this book considers key issues of disaster, governance, civil society and the ideational transformation of human agents and their empowerment. Providing a lens through which to re-examine South Korean institutions, laws and practices, the volume examines the impact of the Sewol incident and what it reveals about the fault lines of South Korean society and governance. It addresses the repercussions of South Korea’s turn to a liberal democracy and neoliberal economy and reflects on the multilayered implications of the disaster in respect to the potential human costs of the country’s state-driven development policy and high stress modernisation. The book also highlights the relevance of the Korean experience for other societies on a similar developmental trajectories and facing similar challenges.

Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation

Author: Katja Lehtisaari,Arto Mustajoki

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317081196

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 8636

In this book the expert international contributors attempt to answer questions such as: How far is it possible to attribute change in contemporary Russia as due to cultural factors? How does the process of change in cultural institutions reflect the general development of Russia? Are there certain philosophical ideas that explain the Russian interpretation of a modern state? This edited volume elaborates on processes of Russian modernisation regarding a wide range of factors, including the use of modern technology, elements of civil society, a reliable legal system, high levels of education, equality among citizens, freedom of speech, religion and trade. The main focus is on the Putin era but historical backgrounds are also discussed, adding context. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of research fields from philosophy and political ideas to gender issues, language, the education system, and the position of music as a constituent of modern identity. Throughout the book the chapters are written so as to introduce experts from other fields to new perspectives on Russian modernisation, and de-modernisation, processes. It will be of great interest to postgraduates and scholars in Philosophy, Politics, IR, Music and Cultural Studies, and, of course, Russian studies.

Sociology of Development

Author: Sheobahal Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788131603604

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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The term 'development' originally referred only to economic growth. Later, it passed through paradigmatic shifts to assume an inclusive conceptual status into which merged the processes of development in economic, social, and political aspects of society. The characteristics of development are akin to those of modernization. Both determine each other. A society would not proceed on the path of development unless it adopts what are considered as modern values. Today, the planning for development is concerned, not only with augmenting quality production, but also ensuring sustainability of development. Sociology of development is the field of study which tends to understand the interface of society and economy. This book explores how both cultural-structural development and economic development influence each other in India. Apart from the concept and paradigms of development, important Indian issues are discussed, including: the theories of development and underdevelopment, paths and agencies of development, structure, culture and development, urbanization and development, technology and development, economic reforms in India, globalization, entrepreneurship, and modernization.

Education and National Development

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Ingemar Faegerlind,Lawrence J. Saha

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483182398

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 8699

Education and National Development: A Comparative Perspective discusses the correlation between education and national development. The book is comprised of nine chapters that cover several concerns regarding the subject matter, such as the theoretical underpinning, dimensions, policies, and practice. The first chapter discusses the origins of modern development thought, while the second chapter talks about how formal schooling can serve as an “agent of change . Chapters 3, 4, and 5 cover the various dimension development, which are economic growth, employment, quality of life, and political system. Chapter 6 discusses strategies for educational reform, while Chapter 7 deals with the evaluation of development policy. The eighth chapter provides a comparative discourse about education and development under capitalism and socialism. Chapter 9 talks about education, the state, and development. The book will be of great interest to readers concerned about how education correlates with national development.