The Challenges of Sustained Development
The Role of Socio-cultural Factors in East-central Europe
This book addresses these questions in a comprehensive way. It delves into the inter-relations between the major factors of developmental performance and looks at their effects on sustained societal development. A vast amount of statistical data on social and economic factors in selected European countries is grouped into 31 easy-to-handle tables and analyzed along the following constructs: civilizational competence; social capital; cognitive mobilization; quality of governance; entrepreneurial spirit; social cohesion; and openness to the international environment. The analysis, based on theories and indicators of development, reveals that, in spite of the progress since the fall of Communism, countries in Central and Eastern Europe still fall short of having been transformed into propulsive, "vibrant" societies, with intellectually open-minded, socially and technologically innovative environments
About the Authors
Frane Adam, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Matej Makarovič, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Borut Rončević, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the School of Business and Management in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
Matevž Tomšič, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Fellow at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
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