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    Using your own words, write a concise and thoughtful reflection of the readings, as well as your own analysis. Similarly, in replying to another student's comments, please support your position with material taken from the readings. Use quotes sparingly.

    Due to modernization, LDCs have become secularized, and the role of religion in politics has declined. Do you agree or disagree? Support your answer with examples.

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    LDC Secularization

    Many believe that modernization has brought about secularization in nations that were once closely identified or even ruled by religious institutions or where normative social standards and means of social order were dictated by religion. To clarify, when we say secularization, it means the transformation of society from one deeply tied to religion to one of non-religious values where institutions are formed based on progressive rational thought. It is here that the theory of modernization applies. ...

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