W. Breed Self-guiding Society

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Self-guiding Society

 
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The Self-Guiding Society (Based on The Active Society by Amitai Etzioni)
242 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Part One - Foundations For A Theory of the Active Society; 1. Potentials for Guided Change in Post-Modern Society 2. Theories of Society - Old and New 3. Elements of Guidance Theory; Part Two - Cybernetic Factors; 4. The Uses of Knowledge 5. Changing Societal Knowledge 6. The Criticism of Elite Policies 7. The Increasing Symbolization of Society 8. Societal Consciousness and Social Action 9. Two Methods of Decision-Making 10. Mixed Scanning as More Active Decision-Making; Part Three - Implementing Factors; 11. Power: Its Strengths and Limitations 12. Power as a Source of Alienation 13. Societal Mobilization and Change; Part Four - Societal Consensus and Responsiveness; 14. The Bases of Consensus in Society 15. The Mechanisms of Consensus 16. Transforming Unresponsive Societies; Part Five - From Alienating To Active Society; 17. The Authentic Society and Basic Human Needs 18. The Human Costs of Inauthentic Society 19. Inauthenticity, Alienation, and Avenues to the Active Society; Index.Keywords: PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY PHILOSOPHY

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