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The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itself, Lawrence E. Harrison

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The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itself
Title
The central liberal truth
Title remainder
how politics can change a culture and save it from itself
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World - and for underachieving minorities in the First World? In this book, a follow-up to his acclaimed Culture Matters, Lawrence E. Harrison offers intriguing answers to these questions." "Drawing on a three-year research project that explored the cultural values of dozens of nations - from Botswana, Sweden, and India to China, Egypt, and Chile - Harrison offers a look at values around the globe, revealing how each nation's culture has propelled or retarded its political and economic progress. The book presents 25 factors that operate very differently in cultures prone to progress and those that resist it, including one's influence over destiny, the importance attached to education, the extent to which people identify with and trust others, and the role of women in society. Harrison pulls no punches, and many of his findings will be controversial. He argues, for example, that Protestantism, Confucianism, and Judaism have been more successful in promoting progress than Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Lawrence E
Dewey number
306/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM621
LC item number
.H37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Politics and culture
  • Social values
Label
The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itself, Lawrence E. Harrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-244) 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
Contents
1. The riddle of Hispaniola -- 2. Disaggregating "culture" -- 3. Models and instruments of cultural transmission/change -- 4. Religions and progress -- 5. Culture in action I -- 6. Culture in action II -- 7. Patterns of cultural change -- 8. Success and failure -- 9. Conclusion : Guidelines for progressive cultural change
Control code
61513068
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780195300413
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005026379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195300413
Other physical details
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Label
The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itself, Lawrence E. Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-244) 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
Contents
1. The riddle of Hispaniola -- 2. Disaggregating "culture" -- 3. Models and instruments of cultural transmission/change -- 4. Religions and progress -- 5. Culture in action I -- 6. Culture in action II -- 7. Patterns of cultural change -- 8. Success and failure -- 9. Conclusion : Guidelines for progressive cultural change
Control code
61513068
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780195300413
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005026379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195300413
Other physical details
map

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