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Inovacija i društveni interesi
Innovation and Social Interests

Author(s): Vera A. Vratuša Žunjić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Sociološko naučno društvo Srbije
Keywords: innovation; pragmatism; anti-pragmatism; social interests; conservation; reform; radical transformation

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on socially and historically structured circumstances surrounding and moral problems involved in the pragmatic definition of innovation as "novelty proven useful by its users". Contending conceptions and strategies of innovation of the organization of social relations in dialectical social systems are compared and socially and historically contextualized in the so-called “transition countries” on the new Eastern border of the European Union. The conclusion is that the cited pragmatic definition of innovation may be misused for an apology of morally dubious new ends and means in the narrow interest of particular groups of users, often at the expense and against the interest of a majority of other individuals and social groups

  • Issue Year: 52/2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 253-264
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian