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Čaldarović, Ognjen. (1993). Sociology and Sustainable Development. Socijalna ekologija, 2(3). pp. 419-426. ISSN 1330-0113

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The author represents the basic characteristics of sociology as those of a synthetic science but is also considering its importance within the concept of sustainable development. The problem of the imagined role of sociology lies in the lack of the global and widely accepted sociology theory, and the entanglement of micro and macro approaches in explaining social reality. The global concept of sustainable development is made problematic by all the concepts of capacity, endangering the balance, overburdening of the system and by the elements of making the aspects of universality, globality, completeness, and interrelations operational. the methods to include sociology, as a modern applicative social discipline, usefully into such a concept are also problematical. In the report, there are short surveys of the contributions of those sociological disciplines within which the individual elements of the sustainable development are studied and critically valorized (as e.g. urban sociology, sociology of tourism, social ecology). The concept of the sustainable development is defined by the characteristics of social reality to which the applicability of the concent is being tried, only to finally make problematical even some basic characteristics of the reality. The end part emphasizes the role of sociology in the postwar reconstruction of Croatia and, according to the author, it can be successfully and efficiently realized only by the concept of sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: concept; paradigm; social reality; sociology; sustainable development; synthesis; theory
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 10:22
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 10:22

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