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It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.

Peter L. Berger

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Likewise in The Desecularization of the World he cites both Western academia and Western Europe itself as exceptions to the triumphant desecularization hypothesis: these cultures have remained highly secularized despite the resurgence of religion in the rest of the world. Peter Ludwig Berger (March 17 1929) is an Austrian-born American sociologist known for his work in the sociology of religion society and the individual study of modernization and his theoretical contributions. In 2010 he was awarded the Dr.

He is best known for his book co-authored with Thomas Luckmann The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York 1966) which is considered one of the most influential texts in the sociology of knowledge and played a central role in the development of social constructionism despite the critiques he has received. He has studied sociology writing several works and he has taught his students at Boston University and Rutgers University.

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