№ 4, 2000
The biggest world problem is probably the relationships between globalization and westernization. Strictly speaking this is the issue on the essence of modernization. Here, two approaches have been formed. The first one is based on the belief that globalization is a wider process than modernization. The second one is based on the idea that it is just an extended westernization, the spread of Western capitalism and institutions all over the world. Meanwhile, a hot polemic between these two schools is taking place. The main problem is whether the non-Western world can enter the phase of globalization without westernization and without rejecting one’s own culture.
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