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The sociology and politics of development : a theoretical study / / Baidya Nath Varma

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Autore: Varma Baidya Nath <1921-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: The sociology and politics of development : a theoretical study / / Baidya Nath Varma Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Oxfordshire, England ; ; New York : , : Routledge, , 2014
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (448 p.)
Disciplina: 330.9172/4
Soggetto topico: Social change
Economic development
Soggetto geografico: Developing countries Social conditions
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Nota di contenuto: Cover; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 General perspective; Dimensions of modernization; Political and economic; Planning; Barriers; Focus; Scope; General criteria; 2 The paradigm and the problematics of modernization; The paradigm; Definitions; The Model; The problematics of modernization; Problematics in ideological theories; Problematics in social scientific theories; Problematics in activistic theories; Further thoughts on problematics; 3 The ideological theories of modernization; The revolutionary model; The evolutionary model
The responsesThe Catholic model; The Kemalist model; The African socialist model; The Gandhian model; 4 On the theory and the methodology of modernization studies; On theory; On methodology; Structural-functional framework; Propositional framework; Critical variables; Further assessment; 5 The sociological theories of modernization; Social change and modernization; The variables of modernization; The models of modernization; The pattern variables model; The sociocultural system model; The exposition of the models; General modernization theories; Mature modern society analysis
Mass culture and mass societyCommunications theory; ''Cosmopolitan'' and ''local''; Modernizing nations; The intellectuals; Stratification; Religion; Family; Population: the theory of demographic transition; Some criticisms; 6 The economic and political theories of modernization; Economics; The variables of economic growth; The models of economic growth; Strategies of economic growth; Linkages to other disciplines; Some diagnoses; Concluding remarks; Political science; Introduction; The Anglo-American polities; Some typologies; Political development; The variables of political development
The models of political developmentPromising leads; Some pivotal issues (nationalism, political development, democracy, interest groups, ideology and leadership); 7 The anthropological theories of modernization; Evolution and development; ''Folk'' society to urban anthropology; The culture of poverty debate; The community in the larger society; Political anthropology; The state; Economic anthropology; The community and the nation; 8 The activistic theories of modernization; The gradualist approach; System building; Entrepreneurship; Other catalytic factors; The revolutionary approach
The Marxist revolutionThe non-Marxist revolution; Goal maintenance (Achieving power, consolidating revolutionary change, national planning); 9 Modernization theories: a summation; The economy; The polity; Education; The bureaucracy; 10 Modernization for what?; The history of modernization; The meaning of modernization; The goals of modernization; The strategies of modernization; (i) The revolutionary approach versus the evolutionary approach; (ii) Nationalism versus internationalism; (iii) Political development versus economic growth; (iv) Centralization versus decentralization
(v) Elitism versus democracy
Sommario/riassunto: 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 pol
Titolo autorizzato: The sociology and politics of development  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-136-85566-1
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910463501403321
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