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Empirical cultural charts by Inglehart and Welzel

Generational differences on cultural map

I want to start a new kind of short reviews about books that I want to encourage. The first one is Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence from Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel. I knew about this work from the book of Strange Maps, where the author shows this map, a two axis chart with different countries as dots: This two axis (similar to a PCA in stylometry) represent two synthetic dimensions based on the correlations of the answers about dozens of themes about ethics, citizenship, economy, etcetera. The two synthetic dimensions are: tradition vs. secular-rational, and… Seguir leyendo »