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Mogućnosti “budućnosti prošlosti”
Opportunities of “Future of the Past”

Author(s): Esad Ljubović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: Historical Sociology

Summary/Abstract: It is obvious, nowadays, that further insistence on traditional separation of sociology and history appears to be anaćronic given that history, within its range of researćes, increasingly includes social dimension, while in the other hand, the sociology takes care about time dimension in studying phenomena. We believe that Mr. Ljubiša Mitrović and Dragan Todorović, (2003) are right when say that applying specific methodical procedures of these disciplines has caused realization of specific synthesis of historical findings, thus enabling us to find answers to the following issues: 1. What indeed was the trend of historical events in question; 2. What is the relationship between these events with other relevant events, in other words social phenomena; 3. What direct or indirect factor had caused certain historical event; and 4. In what kind of future social or historical circumstances the same or similar historical event may possibly be developed, in other words, to whić extent the phenomena of similar events in future may be assumed. As Mr. D. Smith (2003) said: in its best ways, historical sociology is rational, critical and imaginative. It quests for mećanisms through whić the societies will be ćanged and reproduced. It quests for hidden structures confounded by some human ambitions, while making some other structures possible regardless we appreciate those or not. This cognition would be considerable researć. At the end of the day, it is good to know whether you knock to the opened door or hitting the wall for each specific case. One of the goals of historical sociology should be to make a clear distinction between the open doors and the tight walls and to find out whether or how and with what kind of consequences these walls can be moved.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 279-289
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bosnian