Reconstructing Modernisation Inclusive and Sustainable
In: S.J. Baek, ed. The Political Economy of Neo-Modernisation: Rethinking the Dynamics of Technology, Development and Inequality. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp.27-63
Posted: 22 Sep 2018
Date Written: July 24, 2018
The central aim of this chapter is to explore the three most recent influential development paradigm shifts to reconstruct a country’s modernisation process, shifts that are aggressive globalisation forces, normative sustainable development ideas, and radical technological changes. The reconstruction effort is made with a particular focus on the Technology-Development-Inequality nexus. A critical review of various modernisation theories is therefore conducted with particular regard to the context of developing economies. Through theoretical integration, the chapter concludes that the developmental path would largely be underpinned by a society’s own distinctive endogenous process that is grounded in the complexities of the concept of sustainability and technological innovation, especially new inequality dynamics in which economic, social, and environmental dimensions are all interacting with one another.
Keywords: Modernisation Theory, Globalisation, Sustainability, Technological Innovation, Inequality
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