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Modernization and the Structure of Societies The Organisational Contexts of Societies

By Jr. Levy Copyright 1996
    488 Pages
    by Routledge

    488 Pages
    by Routledge

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    In Modernization and the Structure of Societies, Marion Levy shows the interdependencies of societies as a systematic whole in matters that are relevant for international affairs. He distinguishes different types of societies while simultaneously showing elements common to all societies. In a new epilogue being added to this edition, titled "Modernization Exhumed," the author alleges that criticism of modernization theory has generally been ideological or otherwise nonscientific. He provides a strong defense of his hypothesis. In his new introduction, he concentrates on the concept of interdependency. Modernization and the Structure of Societies is crucial to the understanding of contemporary international problems. It is a necessary addition to the personal libraries of sociologists, political scientists, and scholars of international affairs.

    INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION, PART III: THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS OF SOCIETIES, 1. Kinship and Family Organizations, 2. Governments and Associated Units, 3. Predominantly Economically Oriented Organizations, 4. Armed Force Organizations, 5. Other Organizational Contexts: Churches, Schools, Predominantly Recreationally Oriented Organizations, Etc., PART IV: THE COMMON ELEMENTS, VARIATIONS, AND PROBLEM FOCI, 1. Common Elements and Main Lines of Variation in Societies, 2. The Problem Foci of International Affairs: Modernization and Stability, SUMMARY, EPILOGUE: MODERNIZATION EXHUMED, INDEX TO BOTH VOLUMES

    Biography

    Marion J. Levy, Jr., is Musgrave Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of The Structure of Society.