Another key theory of social change is the social development theory. This theory attempts to try and explain the various qualitative changes that are seen to occur throughout the society’s framework and structure, and subsequently help the society in better realizing its inherent aims and objectives. By using this theory, social entrepreneurs can be able to effectively drive social change through a process of progressively increasing awareness so as to improve better organization. According to the theory, when society is able to sense better and new opportunities that could probably help it in progressing, it ends to develop various new forms of organization that help it in successfully exploiting these new opportunities.
The new forms of organization that are created are generally able to better harness the availability of resources, social skills and energies so as to get the intended results. An example of this instance is the social change driven by President John F. Kennedy during the space race as he sought to firmly establish the place of capitalism over communism. One of the most influential social entrepreneurs was President John f.
Kennedy. After the events of the World War II came to close during the mid-20th century, a new conflict that came to be known as the Cold War gradually started to emerge. The war pitted the democratic United States which advocated for the global adoption of a capitalist market economy where the various means of production, industry and trade were freely controlled by market forces with minimal intervention by the state against the totalitarian Soviet Union which had previously been an oligarchy and actively advocated for the global adoption of a communist-state market economy which is a form of government that mainly characterized by its governance under a dominant-party system or single party rule.
In this system, the market economy is normally controlled by the state which attempts to redistribute wealth in the country such that the wealthy upper class are, progressively brought down to the very same social and financial level as members of the middle class. With each global power seeking to promote and spread its politico-economic system to other countries across the world, both sides soon started creating innovations in technological and military power that were designed to prove both their superiority and the superiority of their political-economic system. The cold war had the effect of causing widespread panic across the capitalistic United States as people across the country were forced to live under the threat that a war with the Soviet Union could possibly erupt at any time.
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