Modernization theory suggests: social and cultural changes are not important elements of development, developing countries can develop their own paths to development, Third World countries will follow the same transition process as the West, or there are many undesirable features of Western-styled modernization?
Developing countries can develop their own paths to development. [ [ Please refer to the statement of modernization theory that I pasted inside the quotation "Modernization theory is a theory used to explain the process of modernization within societies. The theory looks at the internal factors of a country while assuming that, with assistance, "traditional" countries can be brought to
development in the same manner more developed countries have. Modernization theory attempts to identify the social variables which contribute to social progress and development of societies, and seeks to explain the process of social evolution. Modernization theory is subject to criticism originating among socialist and free-market ideologies, world-systems theorists, globalization theory and dependency theory among others. Modernization theory not only stresses the process of change but also the responses to that change. It also looks at internal dynamics while referring to social and cultural structures and the adaptation of new technologies." ] ]
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