Westernization or a Special Way of Modernization?

Westernization or a Special Way of Modernization?

Gadzhiev K.S.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), principal researcher, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, gajievks@mail.ru

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Gadzhiev K.S. Westernization or a Special Way of Modernization? – Polis. Political Studies. 2008. No. 4. P. 148. (In Russ.)


The author proves that Eastern Asia has already become or, at any rate, is becoming a bearing construction of the world community, equivalent to the West, and this role of the region in question is going to invariably increase in the visible perspective. And at that, by the way, within the East itself actually several centers are ripening (China, Japan, India and new industrial countries) able to equally compete both with one another and with the Western countries, including the USA. Turning down possible idle thoughts of yellow or other danger of the kind for the West, we should at the same time most seriously take account of the fact that the individualist paradigm, if it has not exhausted to the full its creative potentialities, has at any rate lost its once complete advantage over the organic paradigm. In all evidence, the 21st century is going to become the century of those peoples and cultures that will be able to achieve the optimum synthesis of the individualistic and the solidarist, or, in other words, of the occidental and the oriental principles.

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