Culture as a factor of modernization: positive, negative, or indifferent one

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Occupation: Chief researcher scientist
Affiliation: Faculty of Economics Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: 1 b, 46, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
Journal nameObshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost
EditionIssue 6

It is shown that thesis about national culture influence on country’s modernization can be justified only if culture is treated as a set of informal norms not as a set of societal values, and culture-bearers are treated as potential agents of change not as general population. For Russia now there are no empirical data about potential agents of change culture that means that there are no sufficient grounds for scientific evidence about influence of culture on the country’s modernization.

Keywordsmodernization, culture, societal values, formal norms, informal norms
Publication date17.12.2017
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