Developing Cultures: Case Studies

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Routledge, Jan 13, 2006 - Political Science - 548 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.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Explaining Botswanas Success
Questions from South Africa
The Culture of Development in a Southwestern Nigerian Town
Chinas Cultural Renaissance
Japanese Culture and Postwar Economic Growth
Values and Development in Singapore
Market Development Political Change and Taiwanese Cultures
The Brazilian Case
The Camel and the Needle
Productive Values and Poverty in Venezuela
Which Past Matters? Culture and Economic Development in Eastern
Identity Master Myth
Novgorod and Pskov as Models of Symbolic
Signs of the Times in Black America
The Italian Path to Modernization

How a Rich Nation Became Poor and Will Be Rich Again
Egypt as a Model of Development for the World of Islam
Cultural Matters and Developmental Dilemmas in Indonesia
Pakistan Before and After Bangladesh
Torn Between Two Civilizations
The Case of Argentina
The Case of Québec in the Twentieth
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Some Notes on the Cultural
Contributors
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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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