Modernization or Westernization: The Muslim World vs. the Rest
Farhat-Holzman, Laina, Comparative Civilizations Review
The 20th century has been a time of rapid transformation, a continuation of a process begun in the West with the Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Religious Revolution, and Political Revolution. Other once-powerful empires, such as China, India, Ottoman Turkey, and Safavid Persia, had fallen into decline, while the West burgeoned.
By the dawn of the 20th century, the states in decline all became aware of their condition and the danger it posed to them. All have experimented with various aspects of modernization: modernizing monarchies, dictatorships, Marxism, and Fascism. Some have modernized without democracy - such as China and Singapore. The majority of Muslim …
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Publication information: Article title: Modernization or Westernization: The Muslim World vs. the Rest. Contributors: Farhat-Holzman, Laina - Author. Journal title: Comparative Civilizations Review. Issue: 67 Publication date: Fall 2012. Page number: 50+. © International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations Spring 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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