Developing Cultures: Case Studies

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Lawrence E. Harrison, Peter L. Berger
Routledge, 2006 - Political Science - 520 pages
"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. The essays aim to further the exploration of the thesis put forth by Larry Harrison and Samuel Huntington in their widely discussed book Culture Matters which examined the role that culture plays in hindering or accelerating political and economic development in the Third World. This book is a companion volume to Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change (0415952824).

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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.

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