Global Political Economy and Modernity: Four Paradigmatic Views

  • Kavous ArdalanEmail author


Any explanation of modernity is based on a worldview. The premise of this book is that any worldview can be associated with one of the four broad paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist. This chapter takes the case of modernity and discusses it from the four different viewpoints. It emphasizes that the four views expressed are equally scientific and informative; they look at the phenomenon from their certain paradigmatic viewpoint; and together they provide a more balanced understanding of the phenomenon under consideration.


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  1. 1.School of ManagementMarist CollegePoughkeepsieUSA

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