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Unformatted text preview: Cait Bold INTS 210 Reading Journal 5 October 4, 2011 In his Stages of Economic Growth, Rostow elaborates on his rank system for describing the level of development in any given country. The first stage, the traditional society, operates on Pre-Newtonian ideas of science, technology, and respect towards the natural world. Lack of technological advances during this stage creates a ceiling on potential production, which can only be alleviated as a society moves into the second stage. This stage, preconditions for take-off, is characterized by a consolidation of power into a strongly governed and centralized nation state that puts more emphasis on the necessity of economic advancement. These themes of growth and advancement carry on into the third stage, take-off, as technological advancements and industrial expansion become rampant. The drive to maturity, or fourth stage, occurs when a nation state learns to absorb and to apply efficiently over a very wide range of its...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course INTS 210 taught by Professor Weiler during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07