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Obhajoba realistického pojetí modernizace : Poznámky k článku prof. Árnasona a dalším polemikám

In Defense of a Realistic View of Modernization: Remarks on Professor Arnason's Article and Other Polemics
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Machonin, Pavel

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Abstract A reply to Jan Keller (2007), Jaroslaw Kilias (2006), & Johann Arnason (2007) as critical reviewers of Machonin's Ceska spolecnost a sociologicke poznani. Problemy spolecenske transformace a modernizace od poloviny sedesatych let 20. stoleti do soucasnosti ([The Czech Society and Sociological Knowledge. Problems of Social Transformation and Modernization from the Mid 1960s to the Present] Prague: ISV, 2005). Keller's critique is found to be fed by his personal, 'hyperskeptical' & overly pessimistic, view of modernization. Kilias misreads the book in the context of his own theoretical-methodological conceptions. Arnason's criticism is discussed in more detail, addressing the following issues: (1) the variety & diversity of epistemological approaches in sociological research, (2) the liberal thought in classical Marxism & the notions of social liberalism & democratic socialism, (3) the theory of multiple modernities, & (4) the concept & term 'state socialism' & the question whether state socialism, as practiced in the Soviet bloc countries, qualifies as a special type of modernity.
Classification Sociology; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Modernization; Democracy; Liberalism; Socialism; State Role
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 167-175
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 44 (2008) 1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications