Resources and territorial factors of Eastern societies modernization – a comparative historical analysis


Trubitsyn D.V.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Transbaikalian State University, Chita, Russia dvtrubitsyn@yandex.ru

ID of the Article: 5686


For citation:

Trubitsyn D.V. Resources and territorial factors of Eastern societies modernization – a comparative historical analysis. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 6. P. 21-32




Abstract

We investigate the dynamics of Asia and North Africa in the later middle ages and new time. It is shown that intensification occurs in the absence of extensive economic strategy. A comparison of data on population, the availability and condition of land resources, results of socio-economic development in these countries shows that the lack of resources in traditional agricultural Economics is a necessary factor for modernization. His absence pushes on the way “retarded modernization” with the characteristic slowing down of the transformation of the social structure, technological backwardness, chronic, periodic breakdowns and pullbacks to the traditional system of relations.


Keywords
traditional economy; land resources; lack of agricultural; socio-economic development; modernization; intensification
Content No 6, 2014