The Role of Politics in Multiple-Modernizations Process

Monday, 11 July 2016: 15:05
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Nicolas MASLOWSKI, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
The modernization process is generally presented as the result of a primarily social evolutions resulting from economic factors. The paper aims to present a reflection, on the opposite, considering the political factor as The primary factor, the economic being one of its only consequences. The relative autonomy of politics toward economics may bring to give the political factors the main explanatory role in the modernization process. The question of the emerging countries in the 20 century will be taken as the main example of this type of evolution. This model would explain the alternatives modernizations.