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- n. the process of modernizing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rendering modern in style; the act or process of causing to conform to modern of thinking or acting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of modernizing, or the state of being modernized. Also spelled modernisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a modernized version (as of a play)
- n. making modern in appearance or behavior
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Still, it's a fine way to introduce kids to some great music, though perhaps not your youngest, as the modernization is a bit dark.
He does not argue the case for liberal democracy as progressives and liberals would argue, but what he calls modernization, "technologically advanced and prosperous — society, which, if satisfied, tends to drive demands for political participation."
To understand just how far astray an institution can go in the name of modernization and expansion, one need only consider the recent botched redesigns of New York's Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum.
But perhaps immigration's role in retarding economic modernization is confined to agriculture, which, after all, is very different from the rest of the economy.
Moreover, Medvedev's project of modernization is not at all limited to national issues.
Just as economic modernization requires and fosters democratic institutions, so political modernization is unsustainable without lasting economic growth.
Here modernization is complete; people enjoy a high standard of living and extensive freedom; the nation is the most powerful and successful in the world.
Ai told him he was fascinated by objects China seemed eager to shunt aside in the name of modernization, including the Ming-era chairs, tables and latticed shutters that went into the trash heap whenever a new luxury high-rise went up.
I agree with Ernest Gellner and Niklas Luhmann that a hallmark of modernization is that the economy is less and less controlled by politics (and religion).
Luckily, modernizing society does not depend on such technical understanding, indeed the essence of modernization is the separation and autonomy of social systems - so that economic policy (for example) is over the long term becoming progressively separated from politics.