To ‘Fall in Line’ or To ‘Grab’: Thoughts on the Indigenization of Political Science

  • Shaoguang Wang


Our current era is that of the “-ization.” Terms such as “modernization,” “privatization,” “liberalization,” “democratization,” and “globalization” are in fashion. Of course, what needs “-ization” is not the “modernized,” “privatized,” “liberalized,” and “democratized” West but rather the “third world” and post-soviet states. We are told that these country’s struggles for modernization are inherently fixated to the glorious path of privatization, liberalization, and democratization. If any nation takes a different path, then it becomes imperative that they abandon such an erroneous developmental scheme and fall into line, adjusting themselves to the standards of the West. Globalization has come to stand for nothing more than the process in which the nations of the world conform toward Western political standards.


Political Science Political Theory Chinese Communist Party Rational Choice Theory Comparative Politics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Government and Public AdministrationChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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