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Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy by Ronald Inglehart
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Nov 19, 07

bookshelves: to-read, cog-sci-and-psych, green, psu-library

This book seems to provide the entire rationale/underpinning for Nordhaus & Shellenberger's "Break Through," in which those authors argue that environmentalism will never be a major force in a given society until its members have met their basic material needs (food, shelter, physical safety, employment). [That sounds reasonable, but then they go on to argue that economic development is the only way to save the planet and that all other environmentalists are morons.]
So I definitely want to read this Inglehart book first before I accept "Break Through"'s assumptions.

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