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The Future of Industrial Societies

Convergence or Continuing Diversity?

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ISBN 9780674497627

Publication Date: 01/01/1983

178 pages

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Laws of Motion of Industrial Societies
    • Six Competing and Contradictory Laws of Motion
    • Theories of Convergence in Key Aspects of Societies
    • Opposition and Doubts
    • Who Has Been Right and Who Has Been Wrong?
  • 2. Evidence on Convergence and Continuing Diversity
    • Survival and Performance Capacities of Systems of Industrialization
    • Segments of Industrial Societies
    • Selected Comparative Statistical Studies
    • Notations on Special Situations
    • Conclusion
  • 3. The Near Future of Industrial Societies
    • Current Forces for Convergence
    • Current Forces for Continuing Diversity
    • A Multidimensional, Multiway Convergence Hypothesis
    • Further Changes in Economic Structures?
    • Further Changes in Political Structures?
    • Postrevolutionary and Postevolutionary Industrial Societies
  • 4. A New Stage of History?
    • Changing Rates of Economic Growth
    • New Ideologies, New Problems
    • Consequences of Convergence and Continuing Diversity
  • Appendix: Statistics on Industrialized Nations
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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