• Roida Rzayeva OktayEmail author
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For an analysis of the concept of “postmodernisation” it is necessary to determine how it should be considered—as a “continuation” of modernisation, “the present stage” of modernisation, or the refusal of modernisation. If modernisation is the transition from the traditional society to the modern, postmodernisation is the transition from the modern society to the postmodern. Modernisation has been often considered through the prism of “the challenge of the West and the world’s answer,” in which the basic idea that there is a sample of the West and the changes of the non-Western world are reactions to its existence. If modernisation is usually treated as a transition from the traditional society to the modern, postmodernisation does not assume a radical refusal of the past. Today, one of the important tasks is the development without presupposing the change of identity in the course of which the loss of the sociocultural basis will not take place. Thus, postmodernisation is a modern form of modernisation, a new form of changes when they are seen in the combination of the past, the present, and the future. With a careful analysis of postmodernisation the synthesised character is found, which also distinguishes it from classical modernisation . It is impossible to reproduce mechanically the experience of the already modernised countries. That is, we think postmodernisation is a modern form of the classical modernisation, as the situation developed in the world testifies to the impracticability and inexpediency of passing classical modernisation by countries.


Postmodernisation Modernisation Transition Continuation Traditional society Modern society 


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  1. 1.Azerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan

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