Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy

Book Name : Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy_x000D_
The Human Development Sequence

By by Ronald Inglehart, Christian Welzel

Sub Title : The Human Development Sequence

Written by : by Ronald Inglehart, Christian Welzel

Subject Category : Academic Political Science

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This book demonstrates that people's basic values and beliefs are changing, in ways that affect their political, sexual, economic, and religious behaviour. These changes are roughly predictable: to a large extent, they can be interpreted on the basis of a revised version of modernisation theory presented here. Drawing on a massive body of evidence from societies containing 85 percent of the world's population, the authors demonstrate that modernisation is a process of human development, in which economic development gives rise to cultural changes that make individual autonomy, gender equality, and democracy increasingly likely. The authors present a model of social change that predicts how the value systems play a crucial role in the emergence and flourishing of democratic institutions - and that modernisation brings coherent cultural changes that are conducive to democratisation. Cambridge University Press; August 2005 ISBN 9780511252884 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy Author: Ronald Inglehart; Christian Welzel Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Academic Political Science > Democracy Political Science > Economic Policy Sociology > Social change Sociology > Social control Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 0511252889 9780521846950 9780511252884 9781107386105 In The Press 'Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy is the crowning achievement of three decades of research on the origins, evolution, and consequences of human values. Bold in its theorizsng, pathbreaking in its methods, breathtaking in its empirical scope, and stunning in its findings, this book is one of the most important social science works ever produced on the relationship between values, development, and political regimes. Inglehart and Welzel make a compelling case for viewing development as the expansion of human autonomy and choice, and for political freedom and democracy as the consequence of economic development and cultural change. Anyone who thinks modernization theory is dead will have to grapple with the powerful logic of their evidence and argument. ' Larry Diamond, Stanford University

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Academic Political Science - Democracy Political Science - Economic Policy Sociology - Social change Sociology - Social control Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology Business - Economics - Theory

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0511252889 - 9780521846950 - 9780511252884 - 9781107386105

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'Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy is the crowning achievement of three decades of research on the origins, evolution, and consequences of human values. Bold in its theorizsng, pathbreaking in its methods, breathtaking in its empirical scope, and stunning in its findings, this book is one of the most important social science works ever produced on the relationship between values, development, and political regimes. Inglehart and Welzel make a compelling case for viewing development as the expansion of human autonomy and choice, and for political freedom and democracy as the consequence of economic development and cultural change. Anyone who thinks modernization theory is dead will have to grapple with the powerful logic of their evidence and argument. ' Larry Diamond, Stanford University

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Cambridge University Press

 

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