Society Register 2021-10-22T05:50:17+00:00 Mariusz Baranowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology Open Journal Systems <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>ABOUT THE JOURNAL</strong><br>SOCIETY REGISTER is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes in English empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social sciences including sociology, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, education, and social policy. SOCIETY REGISTER is published in partnership with the Department of Sociology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The journal has received honorary patronage of Polish Society of Comparative Pedagogy and Sociological Committee of Poznan Society of Friends of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the Society Register Journal is to publish original works of interest to the social sciences disciplines in general, new theoretical approaches, empirical results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes (and important methodological innovations), together with the practical application of those insights to the resolution of social issues. A key requirement for any author wishing to publish his/her work (be it empirically grounded, or purely theoretically oriented) needs to explicitly reflect upon the necessary underlying assumptions (axioms) and (if applicable) on how exactly a methodology was derived to study a given phenomena within a specific context of changing societies.</p> <p class="oczasopismie">Free of charge: we do not charge authors or readers! We believe in a completely free exchange of scientific thoughts.</p> <ul class="oczasopismie"> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/sr/about">JOURNAL POLICIES</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/sr/issue/current">CURRENT ISSUE</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/sr/issue/archive">ARCHIVE</a></li> </ul> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>INDEXED IN: </strong>ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca), ARIANTA<img src="/public/site/images/mbaranowski/Twitter_Social_Icon_Circle_Color.png" alt="">, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), CEON (Centrum Otwartej Nauki), Crossref, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO Discovery Service, European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), EuroPub Database, PKP Index, IC Journals Master List, ICI World of Journals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries (MIT Libraries), ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, POL-index, SSOAR (Social Science Open Access Repository), Google Scholar, WorldCat, NUKAT</div> <div class="oczasopismie">&nbsp;</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>FIND US:&nbsp;</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI: </strong>10.14746/sr</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>e-ISSN: </strong>2544-5502</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>IMPACT FACTOR (2020-2021): 1.18</strong></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ICV (</strong><strong>Index Copernicus Value):</strong>&nbsp;2017: 72,37; 2018: 92,37</div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>CREATIVE COMMONS:&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong><a href=""><img src="/public/piotr/cc/cc4.png" alt="CC_by-nc/4.0" border="0">&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="license">&nbsp;Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a><a href="">.</a></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>FINANCED BY:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="/public/site/images/mbaranowski/MNiSW_maly1.jpg" alt=""></strong></div> FROM ‘POLITICAL ECONOMY’ TO ‘POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY’ OF THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS TO BE BLOWN UP TO BE BORN AGAIN? 2021-10-22T05:50:01+00:00 MARIUSZ BARANOWSKI <p class="p2">The conceptual approach to real social phenomena and problems, as well as factors influencing and shaping them, although theoretical in nature, has momentous practical consequences. The issue of nature, and in a narrower sense of climate, constitutes a telling and representative example of the implications of the theoretical and methodological orientation adopted to study society and its relationship with the environment and its resources. This short paper aims to highlight the consequences of the shift in research perspective from ‘political economy’ to ‘political sociology’ in the context of climate change and its challenges. The article’s main argument is to outline the implications of the change of reference point for the conceptualisation and operationalisation of theoretical frameworks related to social problems and challenges, which, nota bene, are conditioned directly and indirectly by the state of the ecosystem. And the central thesis is that a fundamental reorientation towards nature and climate change within the dominant capitalist system will only be camouflaged maintenance of the status quo (accompanied noisily by a series of technological and fiscal solutions that solve nothing).</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 MARIUSZ BARANOWSKI WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BRAZIL? 2021-10-22T05:50:12+00:00 LADISLAU DOWBOR <p>Under Lula and Dilma, during the 2003-2013 decade that the World Bank called “the Golden Decade of Brazil”, we had simultaneously economic growth, social inclusion, environment protection and job expansion. With no deficit and very low inflation, and all despite the turbulence of the 2008 crisis. The onslaught on the inclusive policies started in 2014, Dilma was ousted through a thinly disguised coup in 2016, ex-president Lula was jailed for the time of the 2018 election, won by Jair Bolsonaro. Since the old oligarchies and corporate interests took over, the economy is stalled, unemployment has doubled, the Amazon is being cut down, child mortality is growing. The pandemic deepened an already general economic and social crisis. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of what went wrong, centering not on the pandemic itself, but on the deeper structural change that reversed the inclusive growth model of the popular governments. This involves the economy, but also technological, social and political change. The overall thesis is that inclusive development works, austerity does not.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 LADISLAU DOWBOR THE RESPONSE TO CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR AS A BARRIER TO SOCIAL INCLUSION ERASMUS+ PROJECT PARTICIPANTS’ PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY AND PRACTICE 2021-10-22T05:50:05+00:00 ROLF MAGNUS GRUNG ANNA ODROWĄŻ-COATES JUDE TAH PAUL MALORET JULIEN KISS FLORICA ORTAN <p>The paper is the result of collaboration between seven European universities and covers health, social pedagogy, and special education programs, aimed at the removal of barriers to social inclusion and social participation facing children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The collaboration received funding from the Erasmus+ Intensive Program with the aim of developing a common curriculum on social inclusion for children and young adults with IDD. Identifying variables that support inclusion for individuals with IDD who engage in challenging behavior is critically important and this paper is built on reviewing social and educational policies from 5 European countries in order to do so. The paper reveals loopholes and paradoxes in policy that hinder social inclusion when addressing challenging behavior. The greatest challenges identified by the researchers are the gaps in training for different professions and the lack of overarching legislation for these professions. Another issue identified is government tolerance of a lack of clear competencies and codes of conduct amongst unregulated service providers.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 ROLF MAGNUS GRUNG, ANNA ODROWĄŻ-COATES, JUDE TAH, PAUL MALORET, JULIEN KISS, FLORICA ORTAN CULTURAL JUSTICE, BASIC INCOME AND THE CAPABILITY APPROACH 2021-10-22T05:50:10+00:00 TORU YAMAMORI <p class="p2">In this paper, we elaborate on a theory of an evolutionary political economy capable of accommodating the issue of cultural justice by taking seriously the redistribution–recognition dilemma, a normative analysis of which has been put forth by Nancy Fraser. While accepting Fraser’s articulation of the dilemma, we resist her concluding that Sen’s capability approach is insensitive to cultural justice or the recognition of difference. There is no automatic guarantee, yet an intermediate theory of recognition or cultural justice could in theory be brought to bear on what is, after all, ‘a framework’. We argue that Fraser’s analysis is well suited to be such an intermediate theory, and propose a theoretical device for an evolutional perspective on redistribution and recognition. We concentrate on identifying the stage of the market process at which policy intervenes to remedy redistribution, and the stage of the communication process at which policy intervenes to remedy recognition. Interventions at the entrance stages of both processes are relatively effective and one possibility for such an intervention is to propose Basic Income, which would make it not inconsistent with the capability approach, even though this approach neither directly suggests such a policy not excludes others.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Toru Yamamori DEGROWTH, STEADY STATE AND CIRCULAR ECONOMIES: ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSES TO ECONOMIC GROWTH 2021-10-22T05:50:14+00:00 GEORGE-KONSTANTINOS CHARONIS <p class="p2">Criticisms of the neoclassical economic framework and perpetual growth in GDP terms are not a new phenomenon, although recent years have seen increasing interest in alternative and ecological discourses including degrowth, steady-state and circular economics. Although these may initially appear as distinctly different discourses, they are highly compatible and comparable, sharing similar, often nearly identical principles and policy proposals. A more collaborative, joined-up approach aimed at integrating alternative discourses is required in order to build a coherent, credible, well-supported alternative, as there is more uniting than dividing these critical voices, particularly in the face of mainstream political and economic debates that are shaped by neoclassical economics.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 George-Konstantinos Charonis BRIDGING TOGETHER AUTHORITARIAN RIGHT-WING POLITICS AND NEOLIBERAL URBAN POLITICS: ISTANBUL’S BID FOR 2020 SUMMER OLYMPICS 2021-10-22T05:50:17+00:00 YAVUZ YAVUZ <p>This study aims to analyse the political impact of sports mega-events through urban lenses. Sports mega-events often come along with drastic transformations in the built environment of the city where they are held. Contemporary urban impact of the sports mega-events, with the increased role rested by local and/or national governments on the private sector in the organization, is highly interconnected with the neoliberal measures of selling out the urban space, undertaken for hosting the event. In terms of the hosts, there is an increasing shift towards the countries where right-wing authoritarian parties are in power. I argue that the promises of these governments guaranteeing more swift urban transformations to meet the infrastructure requirements of hosting these events cause this shift and in turn, right-wing authoritarian governments use these events as platforms for disseminating their ideologies.&nbsp; This research aims to trace this trend, based on the example of İstanbul’s failed bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and the neoliberal urban policies in Turkey under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). By using the city master plan presented during the bidding process and the statements made by AKP officials, I aim to demonstrate how hosting international sports events in Turkey is undertaken as part of a neoliberal urban policy and how this is incorporated into a wider conservative-Islamist political project by the AKP.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Yavuz Yavuz LESZEK KOCZANOWICZ, ANXIETY AND LUCIDITY: REFLECTIONS ON CULTURE IN TIMES OF UNREST 2021-10-22T05:50:08+00:00 MAGDA LEJZEROWICZ <p>In the book entitled&nbsp; <em>Anxiety and Lucidity. Reflections on Culture in Times of Unrest</em> Leszek Koczanowicz reflects upon the phenomena of fear and anxiety in essential areas of life, both for the individual as well as the community. He adopts an interdisciplinary perspective so characteristic of an insightful researcher of culture. Fear and anxiety, as he argues, are intrinsic to modernity - the inability to get rid of them is characteristic of modern man. Koczanowicz puts his thoughts on paper in a demanding fashion, which does not, however, obscure the pleasure of reading these well-written and intelligent texts. The author's knowledge is vast, which transpires in the reviewed publication.</p> 2021-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Magda Lejzerowicz