Soc Change Jan 18

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Soc change jan 18
Modernization Theory
an evolutionary theory of social change vs marx (revolutionary)
- based on the assumption that societies gradually change from simple to complex incrementally
are we seeing development happen and what are the problems that can occur,
how can a future become sustainable
The Development Project - phil mcmicheal
jan23 primary post
Evolution and Progress
immanent potentialities - expected future outcomes through progress,
directional and irreversible
persistent and cannot be stopped (ie aging)
proceeds gradually
Social Evolution vs Darwinian Evolution
ontegenisis - one society (unfolding of immanent potentialities) Deterministic
phylogenesis - species (random mutation, survival of the fittest) Probalistic
Comte’s Law of Three Stages - see slides
exogenous causes - outside factors that cause change
Trumans thoughts emerge out of Marshall plan
Tenents of Modernization Theory
guided development project of usa
traditional patterns give way to pressures of modernization
modernization by diffusion should encourage development, techno advanced societies can help 3rd world with
introduction of tech
Rostow stages of academic growth
traditional society
preconditions for takeoff
takeoff
the drive to tech maturity
the age of highmass consumption
critisisms of modernization theory
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Modernization theory an evolutionary theory of social change vs marx (revolutionary) Based on the assumption that societies gradually change from simple to complex incrementally are we seeing development happen and what are the problems that can occur, how can a future become sustainable. The development project - phil mcmicheal jan23 primary post. Evolution and progress immanent potentialities - expected future outcomes through progress, directional and irreversible persistent and cannot be stopped (ie aging) proceeds gradually. Social evolution vs darwinian evolution ontegenisis - one society (unfolding of immanent potentialities) deterministic phylogenesis - species (random mutation, survival of the fittest) probalistic. Comte s law of three stages - see slides exogenous causes - outside factors that cause change. Tenents of modernization theory guided development project of usa traditional patterns give way to pressures of modernization modernization by diffusion should encourage development, techno advanced societies can help 3rd world with introduction of tech.

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