2. The Experience of the West - Modernization and Marx

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POL Tuesday, September 22, 2009 The Rise of the West: Modernization Modernization began in the north-west corner of Europe (north-west triangle) Origins of modern world economy: - twin “revolutions” 16th -19th centuries, agricultural and industrial - occurred in NW triangle Agricultural revolution - may be hyperbole to use the word “revolution” here. Refers to changes in agricultural technologies - changes in technology moved across the continent very slowly, about 3-5 miles per year - technologies invented in Holland and the Rhineland during the “long sixteenth century” (1450-1640) reached Bavaria, Saxony, and central France around 1750, and Hungary, Poland, and the Balkans between 1825 and 1850, and Russia later still - Neatly regressive patter from north-wets to south-east. Three economic regions of Europe - three economic regions of Europe - core, semi-periphery, periphery Industrial Revolution - Originates in late 18th century England - more appropriately designated as a revolution - produced huge changes in domestic consumption. Cheap cotton produced changes of
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