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Trzy nurty badania radykalizmu społecznego
Three trends in social radicalism studies

Author(s): Mikołaj Rakusa-Suszczewski
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Radical sociology
Published by: Collegium Civitas
Keywords: radicalism; social movements; democracy;

Summary/Abstract: There is a strong conviction about social radicalism carrying serious threats to the public sphere, similar to all manifestations of extremism, fundamentalism and other extreme attitudes. Meanwhile, subject literature indicates how misleading such interpretations are and deviate from the complex nature of this phenomenon. Various examples of the concept of radicalism understood as philosophical, psychological and social predicament, reviewed in this article, should lead to a necessary revision of the dominant conventional interpretation of radicalism.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 13-33
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish