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Social Mobilization

  • Donald George Morrison
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
  • John Naber Paden


All changes in society, whether they be social, economic, or political in nature, involve changes in the values, attitudes, or behaviors of at least some of the individuals who comprise that society. Post World War II history has seen fundamental and pervasive changes in social, political, and economic relations both between and within nations. Africa has been no exception to this phenomenon. In particular, as African nations have shed their colonial ties, leaders of these nations have established two fundamental goals: (1) the development of their economies, usually on the model of an industrial state, and (2) the development of the political capabilities of the new nation-states and the socialization of its citizens to view the new nation as the primary political and social grouping to which they owe their allegiance and with which they identify.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald George Morrison
    • 1
  • Robert Cameron Mitchell
    • 2
  • John Naber Paden
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University Office of Information TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityUSA
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityUSA

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