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2010 | 2 | 98-111

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CREATIVE SOCIETY: IN THE QUEST OF A RELEVANT SOCIAL THEORY (Kreatyvne suspilstvo: u poshukakh relevantnoi sotsialnoi teorii)


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The authoress reconstructs the conceptual foundations of the present-day political programs targeted to foster the creative society development. The explication of the correlations between the notions of creative industries, creative economy and creative society is a pre-condition of the construction of relevant social theory. The latter plays a crucial role in shaping long-term political programs. The intensive development of information and communication technologies transforms the organization and evolution of contemporary society. Social philosophy has different models of the exploration of informational and globalized society, but they do not reflect the transforming state of the person intended to fulfill own creative potential, and also the role of cultural capital in new social, political and economic conditions. Such developments compel us to elaborate an adequate approach to building of the theory able to explain the contemporary transformation of the social reality. The conceptual contradictions in the interpretation of key notions of these political programs may be an obstacle in the way of sustainable development. In order to avoid negative consequences of the political programs application in practice, the analysis of the conceptual foundations of the building of the theory of 'creative society' should be fulfilled.


  • Iryna Matsevych, Bielarus National University, Minsk (for more information contact the journal editorial office, Institute of Sociology of NAS of Ukraine, vul. Shovkovychna 12, Kyiv, 01021, Ukraine).


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