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Позиционирање кризе као друштвене појаве
Positioning Of Crisis As a Social Phenomen

Author(s): Vladimir Lj. Cvetković
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: crisis; social construct; economy; ignorance

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the ways in which a phenomenon becomes defined and positioned as a crisis within a social context. In terms of identified and publicly articulated causes of crisis, the proposed analytical framework defines three distinctive positions the phenomenon characterised as a crisis occupies: situational, corrective, and critical positions. In this context, the paper also overviews the relationship between politics, as a mechanism of public or collective interest, and technocracy, as a mechanism for guiding an area of social life, as well as the role of ignorance and the unknown in the construction of knowledge and the positioning of crisis.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 017-029
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian