Participation and Social Integration
The ELTE Peripato Research Group kindly invites you to its next presentation in the Social Movement Lecture series. Łukasz Jackiewicz will be our guest lecturer form The Free University of Berlin, MA.
Date: 22 May 2013, 16:00
Place: ELTE, Faculty of Social Sciences, (1117 Budpaest, Pázmány Péter Sétány 1/A), 2nd floor, room2. 139
The question of the cohesion of a society as a whole is one of the central questions of the social sciences. Since the transition to modernity, articulated by the increase of organizational rationality, individualism and dissemination of instrumental activism (Beck 1983 Hradil 1987 Genov 2000), the problem of the cohesion of differentiated societies the subject of scientific and social discourse (Peters, 1993, Heitmeyer 1997 Imbusch 2008, Klein, et al.,2005 Esser, 2000, Frederick and Jagodzinski 1999). Social integration is a form of successful socialization (Vergesellschaftung) that is articulated in the reproduction of symbolic and non-symbolic resources. The result of this reproduction is a pluralistic sociality (Vergesellschaftungen), which, based on political preferences, induces conflicting interests. These preferences express in various forms of political participation. Modern political rule can exert a significant influence on social reproduction because of the legal and institutional features (as Social Policy). The direct influence of political decisions, as an articulation of establishing itself from the conflict lines deriving, different preferences, is the only legitimate means for the influence of redistribution of resources at the level of politics.
In my lecture I will present key elements of an empirical theory of social integration.