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Globale Modernisierung : ein "American Dream"?

Global modernization : an "American Dream"?

  • Daniel Lerner’s „The Passing of Traditional Society“ of 1958 is still one of the most famous American studies in the field of modernization research. This article gives a deeper insight into the background of the emergence of the study. The author describes Lerner’s theoretical and empirical work and its connection to the policy of his time. A classic today in modernization theory, Lerner’s study was initially merely a request for the Voice of America to investigate the use of media in the Middle Eastern region –modernization or development did not yet play a significant role. The article shows how the direction of the study changed from its original intention into a political opinion research and thus into a political propaganda tool.

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Author:Günter C. Behrmann
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2004
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/09/15
Tag:Modernisierung; Modernisierungstheorie; Naher Osten
Middle East; Modernization; modernization theory
Source:WeltTrends - Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, 44 (2004), S. 86 - 99
Organizational units:Extern / WeltTrends e.V. Potsdam
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, ISSN 0944-8101 / Modernisierung und Islam 44 (2004)
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
In Printform erschienen bei WeltTrends e.V.:

Modernisierung und Islam. - Potsdam : Welt-Trends, 2004. - 189 S. - (Welttrends; 12.2004, 44)
ISSN 0944-8101
ISBN 3-937786-16-3
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