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This choice of essays offers an research of the dynamics of Civilizations. The tactics of globalization and of worldwide heritage are defined from a comparative sociological standpoint in a Weberian culture.

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These new groups became transformed into relatively autonomous partners in the major ruling coalitions. They also constituted the most active elements in the movements of protest and processes of change that developed in these societies and which evinced some very distinct characteristics at both the symbolic and organizational levels (Eisenstadt 1982b). First, there was a growing symbolic articulation and ideologization of the perennial themes of protest which are to be found in any human society, such as rebellion against the constraints of division 40   of labor, authority, and hierarchy, and of the structuring of time dimension, the quest for solidarity and equality and for overcoming human mortality.

It was this incorporation that generated alternative conceptions of social order and new ways of bridging the distance between the existing and the “true” resolution of the transcendental tension. Third, new types of protest movements appeared. The most important were intellectual heterodoxies, sects, or movements which upheld different conceptions of the resolution of the tension between the transcendental and the mundane order, and of the proper way to institutionalize such conceptions. Since then, continuous confrontation between orthodoxy on the one hand, and schism and heterodoxy on the other, and the accompanying development of strong antinomian tendencies, has been a crucial component in the history of mankind.

23 confront the development of new economic strata and new “modern” ideologies. The civilizational frameworks are those of “this-worldly” or combined (and other-worldly Axial civilizations and political regimes) either imperial or feudal imperial ones. When for various historical reasons, such regimes do not develop in these civilizational frameworks, the processes of change as it were, tend to be deflected from the revolutionary route. The concrete outcome, however, of these processes depends greatly on the balance of power between the revolutionary and counterrevolutionary forces and their respective cohesion.

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