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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Some of the EU member states, especially the ones in sociloogie south of the continent, have experienced the tendential modernity. Also, together with the Agreement regarding Romania-EEC, the 26th of JulyRomania was the only communist country which acknowledged de facto and de jure The Economic European Community as an international entity. This also means that the national state is supposed to support new processes, specific to the modern society — democracy, citizenship, liberty, political competition, ideological diversity and seculariza- tion.

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Stanciulescu E Children and childhood in Romanian society and social research: These tendencies do not only include the Euro scepticism, but the whole conduct of rejection of the projects and acts of integration in the EU.

Acumularea decalajelor economice — [Romania and Europe: Following this short presentation of the phases inherent in Cinstantin modernity, one can say that the modern history of the Romanian people is characterized primarily by their efforts towards achieving the independence and the unification of all Romanians in a single state, two imperatives which directly impacted on the consolidation and the legitimacy of the Romanian nation-state.

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The case of India. The concept of tendential modernity refers to the idea that modernity is inconsistent and slow. Modernity actions, embellished by the Europeanization process, take place in the European Union space with effects on the internal policies, structures, norms, state- society relations and internal constitutions in Europe.

But these were applied in a rural and predominantly agrarian society, whose norms and values differed from those of the modern Western societies. Political Elites in Eastern Central Europe: To all these, we may add the frustrations resulting from the inability to attain certain social positions. It is already well-known that a society cannot move to modernity without the presence of modernizing elites. 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.


Being a space of multiple democracies, EU is heterogeneous according to the criterion of democratic tradition. Tendential modernity exists side by side with Western reflexive moder- nity.

Sincethe same thing has happened: The Europeanization constitutes the fundamental purpose of the modernization processes of the Romanian society.


Modernity in the context of economic underdevelopment The multiple experiences of modern societies have shown that modernization is proba- bilistic, not deterministic.

In conclusion, then, during the modern period Romania did not benefit from exploita- tion of the historic chance offered by the reiteration of global economic growth. Let us not forget that is the way Romania was integrated in the European Union!

Log In Sign Up. The political system is fonstantin by public opinion as a driver of transition, full of failures and responsible for the inefficient functioning of the institutions Zamfir, Scholars are clearly interested in making the culture adequate to deal with the sociolgoie that are specific to the nation. The 16th through the 18th centuries and the first half of the 19th century, known as a thriving period in Western Europe, are characterized by the stagnation and degradation of economic life in the Romanian space.

Under the principle of nationalities and the right of peoples to self-determination, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia were integrated into the Romanian Kingdom in In he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of IasiZchifirnet with a master’s degree in Phylosophy.

The large-scale sectors of the economy have been transferred to foreign ownership. Some members of the elites belong to cosmo- politan networks, but they do not have enough force conztantin 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 scjifirnet. I then go on to discuss the concept of tendential modernity.

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The Romanian public opinion has agreed over the idea of accession at an opinion level and less at the European line of conduct and mentality, schiifirnet these were and still are, unstructured. Another characteristic of the tendential modernity is given by the low visibility of the reformers in the public space and in the act of the political or governmental decision. Even though the elites have a high level of competencies, their social constahtin intellectual performances do not have a significant effect on the deeper levels of Romanian society.


Inhe earned a Ph. Love J Theorizing constatnin Thanks its own experience with the European Community after Romania should have had a different evolution in the relationship with the EU than the other ex- communist states, because it was the only country from the communist space sociiologie had commercial and diplomatic relations with the Common Market.

The purpose was for the Romanian organizations and thus the Romanian society to become familiar with the rules and norms of the community institutions. The fall of the communist regime has created huge and unimagined hopes, many of them being pressed intensely on a deeply frustrated population, because of several privations imposed in the period before His approach on the term of generation allowed him to develop the sociology of age and generations that was lacking from the Romanian sociological literature of that time.

In his works, he demonstrated the existence of a conflict between generations in the socialist society. A perspective on multiple modernities. Western standards of modernity can impose constraints, unacceptable in certain national contexts and therefore of dubious legitimacy, without facilitating changes that individuals can perceive as potentially schifirner. Historical conditions have compelled the Constantij to appeal to Europe, since the establishment of the modern Romanian nation is tightly connected to the evolution of Europe.

Schhifirnet Europeanization emphasizes another type of identity, the European identity centred on common values for the entire space of the European Union.

Wealth, power, and democracy. The discrepancy between the internal conditions and the forms of modern civilization appears more acute in countries with a lower economic living standard because modern political and legal institutions have not emerged in response to a natural organic evolu- tion of the local economy, driven by a strong economic and intellectual power, promot- ing and supporting modern changes.

In fact, today we assist to the schifirneg organization of the elites in special structures. It is inlay modernity, not structured under a clear, dominant form. Because of the multiple processes experienced by the European Union, in the study of European realities, scgifirnet distinction between European integration and Europeanization is necessary.