Modernization Science

The Principles and Methods of National Advancement

  • Chuanqi He

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 601-648

About this book


Depending on their national level of income, development and modernization, all countries in the world can be generally categorized as either advanced or developing. Studies on why advanced countries continue to develop, how they maintain their level of development, and how developing countries enter into the advanced club fall into the field of “modernization science,” which is an emerging interdisciplinary science.

This monograph, the first English book available on “modernization science,” interprets its concepts, methodologies, general theories, first and second modernization, six level-specific, six field-specific and three sector-specific modernizations, modernization policy and evaluation, and the principles and methods of national development since the 18th century. It provides clear, systematic, up-to-date information on this new discipline with more than 173 figures and 265 tables, and covers 131 countries and 97% of the global population.

 A comprehensive outlook on world modernization is presented from a Chinese perspective.


Development Economics Interdisciplinary Studies Political Science Regional and Cultural Studies Social Sciences, general

Authors and affiliations

  • Chuanqi He
    • 1
  1. 1.Modernization Research, Chinese Academy of SciencesChina Center forBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25458-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25459-8
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