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By Mohamed Rabie

This booklet argues that improvement is a entire societal procedure with key components: monetary restructuring and sociocultural transformation. whereas both of those parts on my own can begin swap, a robust improvement plan must handle either that allows you to succeed.

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However, each social scientist seems to acknowledge that the greatest revolutions in human history were the agricultural and industrial revolutions, which gave birth to the agricultural and industrial civilizations, respectively. Historians also acknowledge that these two revolutions have had the greatest impact on human ways of living and states of living, or on their cultures and economic conditions.

However, the indigenous peoples of the world have argued that sustainable development has four pillars, the fourth being cultural. The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, issued by UNESCO in 2001, states, “Cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations . . ”19 But as production and consumption activities deplete our shared natural capital, cultural globalization undermines cultural capital as it deforms indigenous cultures.

Being an attribute of civilization, culture owes its very existence and basic traits to the civilization that produces it, and not to any other one; and, therefore, the fate of each culture is tied to the fate of its mother civilization. This means that the development of cultures follows that of civilizations; therefore, as civilizations change, the cultures they produce change as well. This is not to say that cultures do not influence the development of their mother civilizations. On the contrary, after a civilization is developed and has become well established, the cultural component of civilization assumes an active role in shaping societal change and influencing its pace and course.

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