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The Resource Mandarins of the future : modernization theory in Cold War America, Nils Gilman

Mandarins of the future : modernization theory in Cold War America, Nils Gilman

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Mandarins of the future : modernization theory in Cold War America
Title
Mandarins of the future
Title remainder
modernization theory in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Nils Gilman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After a survey of modernization theory's origins and its role in forming America's postwar sense of global mission, Gilman offers a close analysis of the people who did the most to promote it in the United States and the academic institutions they came to dominate. He first explains how Talcott Parsons at Harvard constructed a social theory that challenged the prevailing economics-centered understanding of the modernization process, then describes the work of Edward Shils and Gabriel Almond in helping Parsonsian ideas triumph over other alternative conceptions of the development process, and finally discusses the role of Walt Rostow and his colleagues at M.I.T. in promoting modernization theory during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. By connecting modernization theory to the welfare-state liberalism programs of the New Deal, Gilman not only provides a new intellectual context for America's policies toward the Third World during the cold war, but also connects the optimism of the Great Society to the notion that American power and good intentions could prevent the post-colonial world from embracing communism."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1971-
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Gilman, Nils
Dewey number
303.44/01
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.G55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New studies in American intellectual and cultural history
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  • Postcolonialism
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Economic development
  • National characteristics, American
  • Liberalism
  • United States
  • Developing countries
  • United States
  • United States
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Mandarins of the future : modernization theory in Cold War America, Nils Gilman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-319) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51445801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780801873997
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002156769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Mandarins of the future : modernization theory in Cold War America, Nils Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51445801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780801873997
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002156769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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