Constantin Schifirneţ . Sociologie Românească 2(3): – . Schifirneţ, C ( a) The mass media and tendentious modernity in the. La Corresponding author: Constantin Schifirnet¸, Faculty of Communication Sciences and Public Relations, Vlăsceanu L () Sociologie si modernitate. Constantin Schifirnet . The European countries are regarded as transition Schifirneţ / The Europeanization of the .. Sociologie românească, Vol. VII, 4, pp .

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Western standards of modernity can impose constraints, unacceptable in certain national contexts and therefore of dubious legitimacy, without facilitating changes that constahtin can perceive as potentially beneficial.

This is a very strong factor of latent modernization, with the support of state input, but with the mas- socciologie participation of the population. The capacity for dissimulation and a degree of adaptability are char- acteristic of many intellectuals. Europeanization takes place in a society which encounters several gaps, contradictions and discrepancies; because the state has had limited resources and the social Romanian actors could not have access fonstantin external resources, except in insufficient percentage.

Buti D Alegerile parlamentare The concept of tendential modernity covers a dynamic reality; it may be divided up only for the purpose of investigation and analysis, but actually it is a continuum, and it is therefore difficult to tell where it starts and where it ends. Europeanization and tendential modernity The EU accession comes mandatory with the Europeanization process of the whole European space of the new entity.

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sociolotie Even this inheritance was strangely thrown overboard out of ideological rationalities, especially by interest groups inside ofthe country. Although Romanian cultural elites adhere to modernity in their theoretical and public discourses sociokogie, scientific, political, etc. In this document it is stated that the common market of EU consstantin been created by states situated on a relatively equal level of technological development and wealth and the acceptance of former communist countries would lead to the functioning of a structure of states with different levels of development.

The elites have been too preoccupied with the cultiva- tion of national identity to educate the Romanian people. The contradictions also mani- fested themselves in other domains of public life; but in agriculture, the discrepancy between the domestic economic substance and sociiologie modern characteristics of the institu- tions was consrantin by the decisive role of the agricultural sector condtantin the development of the country, more precisely in creating national income.

Furthermore, villages which have been artificially transformed into urban centers lack even minimal urban conditions. The former communist countries, which are now EU members, have lived simultaneously the experience of democratization and Europeanization. The political elites are sdhifirnet modern and post-modern only in their declarations, but non-modern in their practices.

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Many factors are involved in the modern development of a society. The Gordian knot of the preparation for the EU accession was the incompatibility of the Romanian economy with the European Union, first of all, because of the slow privatization pace caused by the lack of capital. Most of the current sociological paradigms focus on explicative models regarding modernity in the Western regions of the EU.

Contributions to the critical sociology of transition]. They were forced to purchase the whole agri- cultural inventory. Basically, all modernities are tendential. The traditional cultural model contin- ues to provide the social actors with axiological and pragmatic points of reference, which are often stronger than the legal order and modern democratic ideology.

Moreover, within the framework of the cpnstantin economic system, Romania was meant to develop its agriculture and give up its industrialization, an activity that was assigned to Czechoslovakia and the German Democratic Republic, two industrially developed countries, in comparison with the rest of the countries of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance. Help Center Find new siciologie papers in: Logically, the national state should protect the majority classes.

These institutions laid the foundations for the new Romanian identity. Tendential modernity derives from the influence of modernity on certain social cate- gories only, identified through condtantin attitudes and behaviors, but having insignificant influence on the rest of the society.

Some members of the elites belong to cosmo- politan networks, but they do not have enough force to decisively influence the evolution of Romanian society, and that is why the action of the masses seems to be more powerful than the pressure of the elites. Theory and Analysis, Oxford: The first modern advances in the Romanian provinces happened under different influ- ences related to the geopolitical areas to which each province belonged. Some social Downloaded from ssi.

Economy, Society and Culture. The European Union used instruments of promotion and support of democracy in the candidate countries, one of them being the financial assistance. When we say elite we refer to all categories of elites: Second edition with a new preface, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell. Other researchers believe that the concept of contrast gives sense to the incompatibility of the internal structures with the transformations unleashed by Europeanization: From the foundation of the modern Romanian state to the present day, all ideologies highlighted modernity as a dimension of development.

One of his main ideas is that protectionism is a way to develop the economy of agrarian societies Manoilescu, The Europeanization emphasizes another type of identity, the European identity centred on common values for the entire space of the European Union. I would say that, because of this, Romania has modernity, but it does not have the modern man, or only to a small degree, within the urban population with its higher levels of education.


Still, in my opinion, these resources are insufficient because the effects of modernization are not present in the development of all areas of the society, as I argue in this article. The working migration in other EU member states is based not on the level of incomes but on the experiences related to the workplace.

There is a striking disparity between those modern superstructural forms brought about by a bourgeoisie and by serf- style agriculture.


To this query, the blunt answer must be yes. State structures were necessary in order to democratize the society and to develop its economy.

The national context Any analysis about the Europeanization of the Romanian society must start from the historical realities lived by the Romanian state in the period before Most of the population continues to live by standards that differ from the modern and pro-modern norms of the elites. A part of the elites belongs to the cosmopolite networks, but they do not have enough strength to decisively influence Europeanization.

They have pleaded for modernization, although they have not had enough material and financial resources to support the affirmation of new ideas to their full extent. The national states considered European integration a component in the creation sociologe their own democracy. J HabermasA ConsantinU Beck and Z Baumanthe creators of some of these modernity models — the reflexive, the second and the liquid models — constanti the pattern of Western modernity.

However, the concrete actions of modernization have been accomplished, for dif- ferent reasons, by imitating the Western institutions and adopting their laws in the absence of a knowledge and critical evaluation of the specific particularities of the soci- ety. The Romanian Academy Prize for his work C. In oppo- sition to the classical definition of modernity, related to progress and linear evolution, sociolgie never-ending advance in a pre-determined direction, Romanian modernity shows a par- ticular penchant sociolobie co-habitation with pre-modern social practices and traditions.