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Profitable Philosophy of Interdependence

But the question still remains: which rationalising values define the modernisation process? One needs a theory of modernisation to set up the criteria of choice. Simply to equate modernity with rationality begs the question, or to set up a check list of attributes may well be arbitrary. This precisely is the context of the controversy on whether or not to include democratic participation as an essential of modernisation, or more subtly, in the discussion on how to distinguish modernisation from Westernisation.

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