Modernization as ideology : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era / Michael E. Latham.

A discussion of the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the Cold War, revealing how social science theory helped shape American foreign policy during the Kennedy administration. It demonstrates how the concept of global modernization became a motivating ideology behind policy decisions.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Latham, Michael E.
Format: Electronic
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series:New Cold War history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Modernization as Ideology; 2. American Social Science, Modernization Theory, and the Cold War; 3. Modernity, Anticommunism, and the Alliance for Progress; 4. Modernization for Peace; 5. Modernization at War; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.