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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Which one of the following statement is correct with respect to 'the convergence theory on social change?

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 6 January 2019
Q. Which one of the following statement is correct with respect to 'the convergence theory' on social change?
  1. The societal adaptive culture is changing more slowly
  2. As societies become modernized, they begin to resemble one another more closely
  3. The developed countries show more growth in social changes than the less developed countries
  4. Strong opposition by old people retards the social change
Answer: As societies become modernized, they begin to resemble one another more closely.

Convergence theory

  • Convergence theory states that as nations transition from the beginning stages of industrialization to highly industrialized nations, the same societal patterns will emerge, eventually creating a global culture.
  • Convergence theory presumes that as nations move from the early stages of industrialization toward becoming fully industrialized, they begin to resemble other industrialized societies in terms of societal norms and technology. The characteristics of these nations effectively converge. Eventually and ultimately, this could lead to a unified global culture, if nothing impeded the process.
  • Convergence theory has its roots in the functionalist perspective of economics which assumes that societies have certain requirements that must be met if they are to survive and operate effectively.
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