How do states move from tradition to modernity and is progress necessarily good for society

How do states move from tradition to modernity and is progress necessarily good for society

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How do states move from tradition to modernity and is progress necessarily good for   society? Word count:306 Modernization is an inevitable process in any society and the movement from traditional to a modern society is a procedure where by civilizations adapt to their changing environment and is situationally determined. This process occurs through phases in development of various aspects in society that will be discussed below. This progress into a modern society is beneficial to most, however a harmony between modern and traditional societies where one does not displace the other, is favoured. Nicola De Condorcet referred to modernisation as when technological and economic changes occur this activates a change in modern and cultural values, thus development occurs . Emile Durkheim on the other hand suggested that societies adapt to their surrounding environments whilst interacting with other societies which furthers their development towards modernisation. Progress into a modern society has its benefits for the people, such as
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course POL 1004F taught by Professor Zwele during the Spring '11 term at University of Cape Town.

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