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The analysis of shared intercultural values as a factor in democratic governance and decision-making

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.10.00  Humanities  Philosophy   

Code Science Field
H135  Humanities  Phenomenology 
Keywords
philosophy of culture, history of culture, interculturality, social inclusion, democratic governance
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  20000  PhD Jan Bednarich  Philosophy  Head  2007 - 2009  66 
2.  29045  PhD Tomaž Grušovnik  Philosophy  Researcher  2007 - 2009  374 
3.  12709  PhD Andrina Komel  Philosophy  Researcher  2007 - 2009  173 
4.  24430  PhD Helena Motoh  Philosophy  Researcher  2008 - 2009  179 
5.  21580  PhD Rok Svetlič  Philosophy  Researcher  2007 - 2009  293 
6.  18054  PhD Lenart Škof  Philosophy  Researcher  2007 - 2009  500 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  13,877 
Abstract
Globalisation as a world-wide phenomenon represents a major challenge for the structuring of the societies of the beginning of the new millennium. In particular, it involves a transformation of the consolidated development patterns and scenarios, including several elements that affect the outer and inner forms of civic participation to governance and the forms of governance itself. This process is supported by the constantly growing impact of ICT technologies in daily life, both in terms of interoperability and interconnectivity. As recently testified by a number of events on the international, national and local level, the emergence of a globalized society is not risk free, even in the case of allegedly unproblematic micro-societies and communities. In this context, the constitution of a set of common values, as already established in the sense of universal human rights, has to be integrated by a thorough philosophical analysis of shared intercultural values in order to set up a pragmatic framework for governance and decision-making. A phenomenological approach can identify the commonly used intercultural practices already working in the European and in the Slovenian society, quantify and develop their potential as regards the use of a sustainable, tolerant and non-invasive democratic governance. More in general, understanding the intercultural dimensions of the contemporary societies and how national cultural identity interacts with other identities, with a specific view on European diversity and the globalized world, is essential to develop a civic competence based on knowledge. Achieving a sense of democratic “ownership” of these values and an active democratic participation by the citizens is an important milestone in building a shared understanding and respect for Europe’s diversities and commonalities in terms of culture, institutions, history, languages and values. The cultural and educational dimension of such an intercultural analysis that takes into consideration, inter alia, the key role of ICT technologies, has an important effect on the long-term sustainability of the governance of societies facing the global challenge, as a feasible means of providing solidarity and promoting tolerance, in particular in order to reinforce social cohesion, and allowing a real participation of humanistic sciences in building a fair governance consolidating the existing links between science, democracy and law and the reciprocal influence of (political) science and culture.
Significance for science
The research activities have a specific significance in the area of philosophy by connecting inherited philosophical traditions with the relevant questions in contemporary philosophy. The quest for a metodological foundation of the values created by single societies and groups represents an innovative aspect. Such a foundation implies several scientific dimensions and provides a constructive and pragmatic contribution by the philosophical science to the contemporary governance and decision-making. Besides that, it provide for an original, creative and effective interaction of interdisciplinary research activities in the fields of philosophy, law, history, culturology and political sciences. The results and findings of the research activities provide a framework for the development of the knowledge society and the strategies for a sustainable growth in the field of democratic governance. Achieving a sense of democratic “ownership” of values and an active democratic participation by the citizens is an important milestone in building a shared understanding and respect for Europe’s diversities and commonalities in terms of culture, institutions, history, languages and values. The cultural and educational dimension of such an intercultural analysis that takes into consideration, inter alia, the key role of ICT technologies, has an important effect on the long-term sustainability of the governance of societies facing the global challenge, as a feasible means of providing solidarity and promoting tolerance, in particular in order to reinforce social cohesion, and allowing a real participation of humanistic sciences in building a fair governance consolidating the existing links between science and democracy as well as the reciprocal influence of science and culture.
Significance for the country
The results of the research activities widen the scope of current knowledge in the fields of philosophy, culturology, sociology and law theory. The research has an indirect impact on the strengthening of knowledge in the fields of strategic sustainable management and development of human resources, national governance and decision-making policies, including the development international relations in different areas, being currently available in the Republic of Slovenia. The research activities are an effective contribution towards the investigation of the values created by Slovene people during their history and towards their inclusion in the circle of interculturally shared and appreciated values.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2008, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2008, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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