Developing cultures: case studies

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Developing Cultures: Case Studiesis 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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The Culture of Development
Chinas Cultural Renaissance
Japanese Culture and Postwar Economic Growth

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Lawrence E. Harrison is Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the author of Underdevelopment is a State of Mind, Who Prospers?, and The Pan-American Dream, and co-editor, with Samuel Huntington, of Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human
Progress. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, and The National Interest, among other publications.