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Výzkum společenské transformace a česká sociologie

Transition Studies and Czech Sociology
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Vecernik, Jiri

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Abstract First, the author examines European & world lessons for the study of Czech transformation. Then, he describes legacies of the (mostly communist) past & the risks of transformation: atomization, demoralization, & materialization. The main topic is the failure of the social sciences, which isolated themselves instead of engaging in the reform process, verbally governed by mainstream neoclassical economics. In particular, sociology failed to show the moral dimension & embeddedness of economic processes in the social structure. Most tasks have thus remained for the future, which will stream transformation research towards (1) multidisciplinarity & complexity, (2) the replacement of unidimensional & static conceptual apparatus with a multidimensional & dynamic one, & (3) the understanding of endogeneity of social research & the explicit acknowledgment of its policy dimension.
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Macrosociology, Analysis of Whole Societies
Free Keywords Czech Republic; Postcommunist Societies; Cultural Change; Social Sciences; Social Science Research; Economic Sociology; Economic Development; Interdisciplinary Approach
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 55-77
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 38 (2002) 1-2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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