Alexander Kovalev

Modernization as evolution of organization’s types

2002, vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 68–77 [issue contents]
The concept of “modernization” is complicated and controversial. The understanding of modernization first switched from the identification of modernization with “westernization” or “americanization” which directly contrasted it with traditional institutions in 1950s towards recognition of multiple developments based on the complexity and diversity of traditions. Then the time of disappointment in theorization in the modernization categories came and it was a trend to focus on the “post modern” age. As a result, people thought “modernity” to be a development model for the counties of the third world and for post communist countries. In this paper we will consider the contemporary development of concept of “modernization” and we will analyze some of its problems.
Citation: Kovalev A. (2002) Modernizatsiya kak evolyutsiya tipov organizatsii [Modernization as evolution of organization’s types]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 2, no 3, pp. 68-77 (in Russian)
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