modernization and society

Topics: Economic growth, East Asia, Economic development Pages: 170 (33048 words) Published: November 25, 2013
State University – Higher School of Economics
with participation of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund ________________________________________________________________ VIII International Academic Conference
«Modernization of Economy
and Public Development»
April 3–5, 2007
Moscow

Evgeny Yasin

MODERNIZATION AND THE SOCIETY

Moscow, 2007

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Contents
1. How the world is changing……………………………………………………………………4 1.1. Modernization: what does it mean?....................................................................................4 Capitalism and modern economic growth ........................................................................ 4 The postindustrial stage and a new balance of power ........................................................ 6 1.2. Five civilizations ............................................................................................................... 8 European civilization ........................................................................................................ 10 East Asian civilization……………………………………………………………………10 India .................................................................................................................................. 11 India and China—different paths? ..................................................................................... 12 Tectonic shifts in the world economy ................................................................................ 13 Latin American Civilization ............................................................................................. 16 Islamic civilization............................................................................................................ 18 1.3. And what is there in Russia? ............................................................................................... 19 2. Conditions of innovative development and the necessary

institutional changes..................................................................................................................... 22 Freedom of creativity ............................................................................................................... 22 Freedom of enterprise .............................................................................................................. 25 Competition ............................................................................................................................. 25 Education................................................................................................................................. 27 Science..................................................................................................................................... 29 Industry of innovations ............................................................................................................ 34 Full set of conditions required.................................................................................................. 35 3. Culture ...................................................................................................................................... 37 3.1. Social capital...................................................................................................................... 37 Credibility level: Russia and the world .............................................................................. 38 Social cynicism ................................................................................................................. 40 Confidence in public institutions ...................................................................................... 41 Credibility radius ............................................................................................................... 44 Responsibility and participation ........................................................................................ 46 3.2. Civil...

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