Modernisation Theory

  • Andrew Webster


We have seen in Chapter 2 that there is considerable inequality and poverty in the world today. However, we have also seen that the nature of this disadvantage depends on the perceptions one has of social and material ‘needs’ and thereby how a society should ‘develop’ to make good these ‘deficiencies’. The various policies of planned social change which are implemented today to alleviate such problems are rooted in general conceptions of socio-economic change and development that can be traced back to the nineteenth century.


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