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What is Modernization Theory? Definition and Information

Modernization Theory refers to the social change, development and improvement in culture, traditions and technology. Modernization theory first appeared in the 1950s and increasingly raised in the 1990s. This theory explain how society progresses. It is a process of social evolution and change which includes adaption of new technologies, economic growth, improvement in living standards and infrastructural development in the modern age. New technology is a source of social change. New technologies bring advancements in infrastructure, education employment, food production. Modernization Theory includes economic development, literacy and cultural development, national identity development. Societies move towards greater equality and transformation from underdeveloped societies to modern societies.
by Margaret Walker on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 04:30

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