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Становништво као демографски систем
Population as a Demographic System

Author(s): Mirko Grčić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Sociology, Demography and human biology
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: demographic system;population;ethnos;structure;functions;organization;

Summary/Abstract: This article represents new point of view on questions that permanently rise in front of sciences dealing with population: What is demographic system, in its completeness? Is it a system (opened or closed one), are there some structural elements inside it that can be distinguished, are they hierarchically organized or, maybe, there are no elements inside it and, consequentially, it represents nonstructural entity? What are possibilities for managing demographic system? Starting from systemic scientific paradigm, we are able to enlighten mechanisms of self-organization, adaptation and self-regulation of demographic systems, as well as its functioning goals and managing possibilities. Systemic approach represents integrative paradigm of different sciences dealing with all population spheres – demographic, economic, political, informational, cultural and ecological ones. In this context, educational, methodological and gnoseological transformation of population sciences, has explanation in the concept of the structure of scientific revolution by T. Kuhn (1962).

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 7-33
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian