The Nation, the Economy, and the Civil Society: What is Next?

Stanislav Konecny, Wojciech Gizicki
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 2, 58-67, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1933


Purpose: The paper presents the specifics of development, crises and the postulates of correcting and making modern the social, political, and post-industrial systems that have been shaped over the years. Around 200 years ago, three modern social regulation systems arose, the modern state, the market state, and the civil society. All these systems are currently undergoing a deep crisis. New questions are being asked about a vision for a system that would be able to replace or successfully reform them. Design/Methodology/Approach: The analysis will cover both theoretical and practical issues occurring at the state level and in the international dimension. In achieving the research goal, the authors systematized the systems for regulating the society. The undertaken analysis and an overview of the literature points to complementarity and an interdisciplinary approach to these problems. Findings: The above-selected fragments concerning the systems for regulating the society prompt us to present some general reflections and conclusions. They result from the research assumptions and systematizing the subject matter we come up with formulated answers to the questions. They are selected possibilities in summarizing the vision of society and its citizens. Practical Implications: Associations, foundations, social associations, and solidarity groups undertake their activities in the interests of the common good. The effectiveness of these entities is great. However, we can more and more often see the temptation to limit their role and subjectivity or even draw them into an often-barren political discourse, although, is not the best way. We can all do better in this area. Originality/Value: The conclusions are limited to the purpose and scope of the research presented in the article and can be a starting point for further similar analyzes.

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