Cultural Change

Cultural Change

Question

Discuss the relationship between modernisation and development.

Answer

I. According to Danial Thorner, “Modernisation is the current term for an old process”. The process of social change, whereby less developed societies acquire characteristics common to more developed societies. It is process of social change in which development is the economic component.

II. Modernisation is a process of change which takes a country from under development to development. It produces social environment for economic development. The growth of industrialisation, urbanisation, national income and per capita income are taken as criteria of development. Under modernisation structural transformation takes place in the economy, political and social institution. Modernisation changes values and attitudes.

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