Modern Societies: A Comparative Perspective Stephen K Sanderson

ISBN: 9781612056685

Published: January 1st 2015

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222 pages


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Modern Societies: A Comparative Perspective  by  Stephen K Sanderson

Modern Societies: A Comparative Perspective by Stephen K Sanderson
January 1st 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 222 pages | ISBN: 9781612056685 | 3.15 Mb

Sanderson explores the nature of the contemporary world s 200 societies by comparing and contrasting their basic institutions and patterns of social organization. Major topics include the rich democracies and how they became rich and democratic- theMoreSanderson explores the nature of the contemporary world s 200 societies by comparing and contrasting their basic institutions and patterns of social organization.

Major topics include the rich democracies and how they became rich and democratic- the expansion of government and the welfare state- the collapse of Communism and the transition to postsocialist societies- the conditions of less-developed countries, with attention to those that are developing rapidly as well as those that continue to lag far behind- racial and ethnic divisions and conflicts worldwide- the gender revolution of the past fifty years and changing contemporary patterns of gender inequality throughout the world- major shifts in family patterns and the transition to below-replacement fertility- the global spread and expansion of mass education and educational credentialism- worldwide patterns of religious belief and practice- a detailed evaluation of the secularization thesis- economic, political, and cultural globalization- the nature of social and economic progress over the past two centuries- and nine predictions concerning the short-term and long-term future of the world.

The book provides detailed and fully up-to-date statistical data on societies in forty-three tables.



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