Is there a single path to political and social modernization? Is modernization the same thing as economic development? Have the Western countries established the criteria of “modernity” or are there other paths to modernization? Might there be a “Hindu model” of modernization or an “Islamic model?” Are McDonald’s restaurants an indispensable artifact of modernization? What, exactly, is “modernization?”
If you believe that there are many paths to modernization, explain why in the Many Paths forum; if you believe that modernization necessarily means Westernization, explain why in the Single Path forum. In either case, post your thread before midnight, May 23, using examples from India and Iran to support your argument.
If you believe that there are many paths to modernization and development, explain why in this forum.
If you believe that modernization and development essentially means “Westernization,” explain why by responding to this forum.(1) A clear thesis statement, which addresses directly the question posed by the instructor;
(2) A body of factual examples that support your thesis; these examples may be drawn from either the assigned readings or properly cited sources researched independently by the student. Posted threads drawn from the work of another must be appropriately cited; plagiarized threads will be penalized;
(3) a coherent paragraph structure that emphasizes your main points and college-level English; and,
(4) A succinct concluding paragraph.