Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence / Edition 1

Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence / Edition 1

by Ronald Inglehart, Christian Welzel
     
 

Inglehart (political science, U. of Michigan, US) and Welzel (political science, International U. Bremen, Germany) present a unified theory of socioeconomic modernization, cultural change, and democratization. Supporting their argument by referencing cultural values survey data from eighty-one societies around the world, they argue that industrialization is linked… See more details below

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Inglehart (political science, U. of Michigan, US) and Welzel (political science, International U. Bremen, Germany) present a unified theory of socioeconomic modernization, cultural change, and democratization. Supporting their argument by referencing cultural values survey data from eighty-one societies around the world, they argue that industrialization is linked with a shift from traditional to secular-rational values, which in turn leads to the secularization of authority. Similarly, in the postindustrial phase of modernization, one sees a shift from survival values to self- expression values, thus leading to developments of democratization. They also perform regression analyses to predict how 120 societies will respond to the 2005-6 World Values Surveys. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521609715
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Inglehart is a professor of political science and program director at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He helped found the Euro-Barometer surveys and directs the World Values Surveys. His most recent books are Modernization and Postmodernization: Cultural, Economic and Political Change in 43 Societies (Princeton University Press, 1997), (with Pippa Norris) Rising Tide: Gender Equality in Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and (with Pippa Norris) Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Author of almost 200 publications, he has been a visiting professor or scholar in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, and Nigeria and has served as a consultant to the US State Department and the European Union.

Christian Welzel is Associate Professor of Political Science at International University Bremen where he has been teaching since 2002. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Potsdam. He is a two time recipient of a grant from the Institute for Social Research and has published numerous articles in or contributions to the European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Politics, Comparative Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Political Culture and Democracy (Westview Press, 2002), among others. He has also published extensively in the German language.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1A revised theory of modernization15
2Value change and the persistence of cultural traditions48
3Exploring the unknown : predicting mass responses77
4Intergenerational value change94
5Value changes over time115
6Individualism, self-expression values, and civic virtues135
7The causal link between democratic values and democratic institutions : theoretical discussion149
8The causal link between democratic values and democratic institutions : empirical analyses173
9Social forces, collective action, and international events210
10Individual-level values and system-level democracy : the problem of cross-level analysis231
11Components of a prodemocratic civic culture245
12Gender equality, emancipative values, and democracy272
13The implications of human development285
Conclusion : an emancipative theory of democracy299

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