on the problems of using modernizationtheory as the dominant discourse of development in improving gender relations since the end of the Second World War. Through the critical lenses of liberal feminists, Marxist/structuralist feminists and post-colonial/postmodern feminists, four major problems of...
sociological thought. After years of separate development and sometimes acrimonious debate, efforts to conduct research and develop social theories that include both ends of the micro-macro continuum now constitute a major agenda for many sociologists.
Themes in Macrosociological Theory and...
This essay is an attempt to compare the modernization and radical approaches to development and deciding which approach of the two offers a plausible explanation to what is prevailing in LDCs like Zambia. It will start by defining the major concepts which are development, modernization and radical...
advantage thesis and criticizes Marxist revolutionaries push for economic self-reliance in that it pushes for the 'initial' development of only one or two sectors over the development of all sectors equally. This became one of the important concepts in the theory of modernization in the social...
Darwin’s theory of modernization
3 theorists that attributed modernization
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concept of flexibility gaining significance.
As argued by Beck, the combination of these developments can be viewed as the modernization of a society that is already modern meaning the type of modernity has changed from simple to reflexive.
In his theory, Beck advances that a reflexive modern...
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Hettne, B. (1995) DevelopmentTheory and The Three World (second edition), Essex: Longman.
: Modernization; Development; Normative Structure; Family System
George (1987: 88) defines Modernization as, paradoxically an old and a relatively new word in the vocabulary of the social sciences. When we use the term modernization, it is of relatively recent origin, and social...
modernization is a liner progress he further postulates that the theory was an attempt to provide the theoretical framework to describe the road that newly decolonized countries of the 1960s in Africa, Asia and Latin America lead to take in order to reach their development destination. Modernizationtheory...
modernizationtheories, who’s ideas of development in some sense become the main process that clearly states the stages each nations should experience when moving towards a status of a develop nation. Modernization is the process of general social change brought about by the transition from an...
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Human and Cultural Factors in Rural Development
Central Department of Rural Development
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Modernization brings series of advantages to human beings; they are able to
, undergoing a process of modernization, will follow a
unilineal development path towards the model of a modern industrial society (usually the USA).
Modernizationtheory provides up to now the guiding principles of most development strategies. Doubts
have, however, arisen, following the failure of many...
'traditional' societies; a view that modernizationtheory holds. However, the satisfaction of the stated needs is not the end of development because needs are generated continuously; that is, the satisfaction of one need generates new needs that require satisfaction and so development is a continuous process...
consumer markets worldwide proves the irrelevancy of modernization and dependency theory, as there was no prerequisite in this integration that was previously said necessary in the former theories. The Governments were a emphasized factor in the theories for growth and development, however, in this...
, 1977). Much like other macro-sociological approaches, modernizationtheory places particular emphasis on developments in the economic and political subsystems
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which the surplus is appropriated from the producers. This is not the case with Rostow. He has adopted a symptomatic approach and describesfeatures of a society at various stages of development.
Chang, H. J. (2003). Globalisation, Economic Development and the Role of the State. New...
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1.Compare the major arguments of the modernizationtheory with the major arguments of the dependency theory of development. Which of these major paradigms of development is more compelling to you and why?
Development is the increase in total value...
nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the South American, Asian, and African continents’’ (Eisenstadt 1966, p. 1). Modernizationtheory has been one of the major perspectives in the sociology of national development and underdevelopment since the 1950s. Primary attention has focused on ways in which...
Theory and National Policy
Introduces the study of nationality, ethnic issues, and ethnic policy in China. Topics include general features of nationality, the solutions to ethnic issues, nationalities equality, Regional autonomy of minority nationalities, regional autonomy of minority nationalities...