Developing Cultures: Case Studies is a collection of 27 essays by a group of leading internationals scholars on the role of culture and cultural change in the evolution of countries and regions around the world.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Developing Cultures: Case Studies, Lawrence HarrisonSome Reflections on Culture and Development, Peter Berger AFRICA 1: Explaining Botswana's Successes, Stephen Lewis2: Culture and Development: Questions from South Africa, Ann Bernstein3: The Culture of Development in a Southwestern Nigerian Town, Elisha Renne CONFUCIAN COUNTRIES 4: China's Cultural Renaissance, Tu Weiming5: Japanese Culture and Post-War Economic Growth, Yoshihara Kunio6: Values and Development in Singapore, Chua Beng-Huat7: Market Development, Political Changes, and Taiwanese Cultures, Robert Weller INDIA 8: How a Rich Nation Became Poor and Will Be Rich Again, Gurcharan Das ISLAM 9: Egypt As a Model of Development for the World of Islam, Bassam Tibi10: Cultural Matters and Developmental Dilemmas in Indonesia, Robert Hefner11: Two Halves Did Not Make a Whole: Pakistan Before and After Bangladesh, F. S. Aijazuddin with a response by Adil Najam12: Turkey: Torn Between Two Civilizations, Yilmaz Esmer LATIN AMERICA 13: The Political Values of Development: The Case of Argentina, Mariano Grondona14: The Importance of Culture: The Brazilian Case, Maria Lucia Victor Barbosa15: Economic Development and the Evolution of National Culture: The Case of Chile, David Hojman16: Mexico: The Camel and the Needle, Miguel Basáñez17: Productive Values and Poverty in Venezuela, Luis Ugalde ORTHODOX/EASTERN EUROPE 18: Culture and Economic Development in Eastern Europe after 1989, Janos Kovacs19: Timeless Identity versus another Final Modernity: Identity Master Myth and Social Change in Georgia, Irakli Chkonia20: A Tale of Two Regions: Novgorod and Pskov as Models of Symbolic Development, Nicolai Petro21: Cultural Change and Continuity in the Transition from Communism: The Russian Case, Archie Brown THE WEST 22: Scene from a Fast Food Restaurant: Signs of the Times in Black America and the Path Beyond, John McWhorter23: The Celtic Tiger: How Did It Happen? Dick Spring24: The Long and Winding Road: The Italian Path to Modernization, Matteo Marini25: Culture and the Pursuit of Success: The Case of Quebec, Daniel Latouche26: The Spanish Transition (1975-1982) Carlos Alberto Montaner27: Strong Governance and Civic Participation: Some Notes on the Cultural Dimension of the Swedish Model, Dag Blanck and Thorleif Pettersson
Lawrence Harrison is adjunct lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the author of three books on culture and development and is co-editor with Samuel Huntington of Culture Matters. He is former director for USAID where he directed five missions in Latin America between 1965 and 1981.
Peter Berger is University Professor and Professor of Sociology and Theology at Boston Univeristy, where he also directs the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture and the Institute on Religion and World Affairs. He is the author most recently of The Capitalist Revolution and co-editor, with Samuel Huntington, of Many Globalizations.