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Volume 5  Number 1  •  Summer 2000
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Does Modernization Require Westernization?
By Deepak K. Lal
This article appeared in the Summer 2000 issue of The Independent Review

Many pundits hold that for non-Western societies to modernize, they must adopt the individualist ethos that led to the rise of the West. But this view ignores key differences between material and cosmological beliefs, and how those differences have shaped economic development around the globe.

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Other Independent Review articles by Deepak K. Lal
    Fall 2002   The Riddle of the Modern World
    Summer 2000   Seeing Like a State

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