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Global modernization : rethinking the project of modernity

Author: Alberto Martinelli
Publisher: Thousand Oaks ; London : SAGE, 2005.
Series: Sage studies in international sociology.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Martinelli
ISBN: 9781847871459 1847871453
OCLC Number: 290537259
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1: Modernization and Modernity; 2: The Classic Theory of Modernization; 3: Critiques of the Classic Theory of Modernization and Alternative Approaches; 4: Modernity and its Future; 5: Globalization and Modernity; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Sage studies in international sociology.
Responsibility: Alberto Martinelli.

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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.

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"This short book critically reexamines the concepts and theories of modernity and modernization. The book's first three chapters make a wonderful introduction to theories of modernity for Read more...

 
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