China’s economic development and modernization programs launched in the past three decades have significantly altered the traditional urban systems in China. Construction of new railroads, development of new energy sources, new agricultural transformation, expansion of new foreign trade, and a rapid process of demographic transition have all contributed to the emergence of a more integrated national urban system in China. In spite of political overtones in China's development policies since several decades ago, the new patterns of urbanization reflect the need to meet the specific realities of resources, cultural values, and social heritage in the nation building process, which are also important parts of modernization. Modernization,which is one of the most important issues in China, does influence on me and people around me a lot. Having lived in China for over 20 years, when it comes to my feeling about the modernization, all that I can remind of are changes of people’s styles of living, people’s ways of thinking, which are really incredible. One of a leading Communist Party officer once said that whether or not China's modernization is successful depends largely on the young people of today”. And we’v been told that we are the future of Chinese modernization since our little age. Simultaneously, government put more and more effort into the education of our young generation. It actually shows our country’s determination to realize the modernization. Totally realizing modernization is a dream, a Chinese dream. We are on the half way to make it happen. Proud to be one of the young generation, what I want to say is that we are ready to come across every opportunity, we are ready to meet every
Future of Modernization
As we begin to ponder the future of modernization, and the possible consequences that are apt to occur, perhaps we should first revisit the definition of modernization. To this end we can start by saying that modernization is thought of as a concept that states that the development of societies can be considered as a standard evolutionary pattern that has a tendency to stimulate growth. It can also be considered….
Future of Modernization
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Modernization is a worldwide phenomenon, which is directly linked to whether or not a society is industrialized. Rich societies like the United States enjoy modernization to the fullest whereas, poorer societies like certain countries in Africa struggle just to meet basic life needs. According to Macionis (2006), “Peter Berger identified four major characteristics of modernization: (1) The decline of small, traditional communities….
Future Of Modernization
Lisa M. Allen
University of Phoenix
Modernization is the process of social change in societies since industrialization, according to Peter Berger four characteristics are identified in modernization; the decrease of traditional communities, broadening of personal choice, an increase in social diversity, and looking toward the future (Axia College, 2010). Durkheim’s theory division of labor establishes that people highly specialized roles creating an organic solidarity….
Assignment 1: Does Modernization of a Less Developed Country Using Western Ideals Work
Modernization theory refers to bringing a traditional country up to the same development as a more developed country. Modernization affects the development of a Third World Country by helping them become self-sufficient economically, politically and socially. One of the issues with Third World Countries is their education. Not everyone has access to an education and….
Modernization is the process in which social and economic change is obtained through industrial revolution, urbanization and other social changes that alters people's lives. Modernization promotes individualism over the unity of traditional communities and encourages rationality over traditional philosophies. Modernization can have both positive and negative effects on society and can often bring about controversy.
The German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1937) formed the theory of Gemeinschaft….
Modernization theory is a theory that explains the process of improvement from an older culture to the newest one as well as explains the changing ways of communication and media use in traditional and postmodern societies. The theory takes into consideration factors from a certain place with the assumption that traditional places can be developed to the most recent manners. Modernization theory does not only stress there to be a change but also response to that change. It also….
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1.Compare the major arguments of the modernization theory 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 of goods and services produced. Development is also improvement in human welfare, quality of life, social wellbeing. There are certain theories and perspectives of development that is humanist perspective….
The Four Modernizations
1975, China. An idea conceived by Zhou Enlai was made into effect by Deng Xiaoping, the current Chairman of the CCP. His goals were only for the benefit of the country and never had he thought of doing wrong to his people. The idea that was put into effect was called “The Four Modernizations”. He tried to improve four points in the Chinese economy that would mend the mistakes created by past events such as the Cultural Revolution. But how exactly did he accomplish this, if….
Modernization is the process of social change that was begun by industrialization (Macionis, 2006). The process of modernization occurs when a society transforms from a rural and agrarian condition to an urban, secular, and industrial condition (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, 2008).
Modernization manifests itself in the United States in many different ways and concepts. Some of the ways that it is manifested in the U.S. is summarized by Peter Berger. According to Peter Berger there are four….