Seun Sangga(1966-1976)/ Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and “Nation Building” in the Kennedy Era

Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and “Nation Building” in the Kennedy Era

 Michael E. Latham, Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and "Nation Building" in the Kennedy Era, The University of North Carolina Press, 2000
Michael E. Latham, Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and “Nation Building” in the Kennedy Era, The University of North Carolina Press, 2000

Providing new insight on the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the Cold War, the author reveals how social science theory helped shape American foreign policy during the Kennedy administration. He shows how, in the midst of America’s protracted struggle to contain communism in the developing world, the concept of global modernization moved beyond its beginnings in academia to become a motivating ideology behind policy decisions.

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