"David Harrison writes very well, and presents a good, well-balanced and perceptive appraisal of current perspectives."--"Times Higher Education Supplement" This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information. Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
In the early 1970s, when I first carried out empirical research in theCaribbean, I spent almost a year and a half in a small Caribbeanvillage. It had around 500 inhabitants, 50 per cent of whom wereunder the age of 15, and its history had been dominated by therise and fall of the cocoa industry of Trinidad, an industry whichowed much of its success to the collective sweet tooth ofgenerations of British children and the demand of Britishchocolate manufacturers for Trinidadian cocoa.
This work places in historical and theoretical contexts the work Germani in the area of modernization, especially as it relates to Latin America. Germani views modernization as the touchstone of the twentieth century. His notion of modernization has to do with how a society can harness technology for distinctly political ends and link science to distinctly economic ends.
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 policy decisions. The book concludes with a comparison of the development processes of the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan and India.
"This handbook brings together essays by leading contributors to development sociology by addressing intellectual challenges: internal and international migration, transformation of political regimes, globalization, changes in household and family formations, gender dynamics, technological change, population and economic growth, environmental sustainability, peace and war, and the production and reproduction of social and economic inequality. The Sociology of Development Handbook includes essays that reflect the range of debates in development sociology and in the interdisciplinary study and practice of development"--Provided by publisher.
Designed primarily as an introductory textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students offering comparative politics as a compulsory course, this finely integrated text is by far the most comprehensive, yet concise and critical analysis of the contending approaches, methods, and models and the theory-building efforts made in the second half of this century. The book provides a lucid and up-to-date presentation of the ramifications of the governmental process and political dynamics, issues and problems relating to the structure, function, process and operation of governmental and political organizations in a genuinely comparative perspective.
This book reviews theory, research, and methods of analyzing industrial-economic modernization and development (a very large field of study). It covers general social structural, cultural, and behavioural aspects of industrial modernization, the creation and growth of individual enterprises, and developments in technical-production systems, markets, and consumption/savings/investment. Among other things, the latest edition contains much new material on growth and performance in present-day advanced industrial economies. An admirable source of reference or starting point for research... Having identified the main areas of study, there are many numbered references appended to each chapter. A lot has been put into the book and researchers will find that much time may be saved by using it. (British Book News) CONTENTS: 1. THEORIES OF INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION & DEVELOPMENT 2. INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN MODERN SOCIETIES 3. THE SOCIOLOGY OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT: EVOLUTIONARY & COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES 4. INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION & MARKETS 5. THE MODERNIZATION OF MANAGEMENT & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS 6. INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION IN MODERN WESTERN SOCIETIES: CROSS- NATIONAL STUDIES 7. ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIES: INTERNATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN GROWTH & PERFORMANCE
This text is designed to introduce undergraduates to the study of social theory, social change and Third World development. The author compares the strengths and weaknesses of the modernization, the dependency and the world system schools of research which have dominated development studies for four decades. This book is the only study to address the research implication of the three development theories in such a comprehensive fashion.
With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity and modernization. Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistan does just that. The book offers a balanced and interdisciplinary analysis of the rich and admirable contemporary poetry and fiction of a land long tormented by wars and invasions. It sets out to demonstrate that, within the trajectory of the union between modern aesthetic imagination and politics, creativity and production, and representation and history, the modernist intervention enabled many contemporary poets and writers of fiction to resist the overt politicization of the literary field, without evading politics or disavowing the modern state. The interpretative moves and nuanced readings of a series of literary texts make this book a major contribution to a rather neglected area of research and study. Winner of the Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year in Islamics Studies 2009