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Fundamentele ideologice ale institutiilor publice
Ideological Fondations of Public Institutions

Author(s): Sorin Bocancea
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: community; political culture; political ideology; political power; public institutions

Summary/Abstract: As „social facts” with a high degree of formality which make possible the function of society according various coordinates, public institutions meet people's needs, extract their authority from the latter's will and by the latter's assumption of the rules governing the social game. Despite their formality, they are generated by a certain political culture and by the political ideology which prevails at a given time in the community. All political regimes, regardless of their ideological orientation, create specific public institutions. Non institutionalised social facts are not necessarily anarchic or against the system because they provide an environment for people's habits and beliefs, an environment out of which, at a given time, a dominant need may emerge which might require the establishment of a new public institution. In their turn, being the tools of political power, institutions might also generate and cultivate a series of habits and beliefs.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 249-259
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian