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TECHNOLOGY – VALUES – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Some Reflections on Changing Relations, Meanings and Social Practices)

Lech W. ZACHER

UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGY – THEORIES AND INTERPRETATIONS

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1–2 (88–89) 2016 Publication date: 12 May 2016

Abstract Narratives concerning technology and values relations requires an in-depth analysis of these two categories and also their contextualization. In social practice technology and values undergo significant changes, often revolutionary. They take systemic forms and they interact with each other. Since the [...] Read more.

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METHODOLOGICAL ANARCHISM AND ITS COGNITIVE VALUE

Magdalena SZPUNAR

Transformacje cywilizacyjne – między wiedzą, wrażliwością i wyobraźnią socjologiczną

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1 (112) 2022 Publication date: 30 March 2022

Abstract The aim of the article is to present the basic assumptions of Paul K. Feyerabend's epistemological anarchism. The article presents the value of methodological anarchism for the cognitive process, methodology and development of science, as well as the controversies associated with the application of [...] Read more.

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RECONFIGURATIONS IN THE WORLD SYSTEM – BETWEEN THE OLD DRIVING FORCES AND NEW NETWORKS

Lech W. ZACHER

Global Problems – Future – Politics – Values

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 3-4 (78-79) 2013 Publication date: 13 November 2013

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OBSTACLES TO SUSTAINABILITY – IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE (the Case of a Transitional Economy – Poland)

Lech W. ZACHER

National Cases Augmented

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 3-4 (94-95) 2017 Publication date: 30 November 2017

Abstract Requirements for the sustainability in economy and society should be tailored to a given country or region. General models which often dominate in academic discourse are an important part of necessary social knowledge (of decision makers, media, NGOs etc.). They are formulated in universally relevant [...] Read more.

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LOCAL CONFLICTS AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD BYPASSES. NIMBY SYNDROME ON THE EXAMPLE OF ROAD INVESTMENTS

Antoni WONTORCZYK, Marian TRACZ

Environment – Contexts – Policies

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 26 May 2014

Abstract The ‘NIMBY’ (Not In My Back Yard) concept is commonly useing to explain public opposition to new developments near houses and communities, such as: wind farms, electricity pylons, large dams, medium and maximum security prisons, commercial nuclear power plants, and gambling casinos. Despite its common [...] Read more.

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INFRASTRUCTURAL INVESTMENTS DECISION MAKING PROCESSES WITHIN ENVIRONMENTAL DEMOCRACY

Katarzyna IWIŃSKA, Marek TROSZYŃSKI

Environment – Contexts – Policies

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 26 May 2014

Abstract The intensive economic growth in Poland puts pressure on investors and decision makers to also take into account various social matters. This study tackles the problem of decision making concerning infrastructural investments in Poland. The aim of the article is to present the idea of environmental [...] Read more.

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ECONOMIC GROWTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE SHAPING IN ECOHUMANISTIC WAY (CYBERNETICS APPROACH)

Lesław MICHNOWSKI

Environment – Contexts – Policies

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 26 May 2014

Abstract The world is in crisis. It is the result of a big XXth century’ science-technology development without adjustment of social relations, including economics, to such new - additionally rapidly changed - life-conditions (level of technology development, state of environment, accessibility of resources, [...] Read more.

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SOCIAL MEDIA - SELECTED ECONOMIC ASPECTS

Agnieszka SZEWCZYK

Innovations - Information

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 25 May 2014

Abstract This article contains the characteristics of contemporary social media such as web and social networks, blogs, microblogs and wikis. It also shows what are the reasons for interest of this type of media from companies and ways to use social media in business. Next - with the help of a case study there [...] Read more.

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SOFTWARE SOCIAL PRODUCTION – HISTORY, MOTIVATIONS AND THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF THE FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE.

Tadeusz CHEŁKOWSKI

Innowacje - informacje

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 25 May 2014

Abstract The Free and Open Source Software community has been successful on the software market for more than 20 years. Open Source products are competing with proprietary software, being recognized as a selected software markets leaders. This phenomenon is questioning the traditional meaning of the property [...] Read more.

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MUNICIPALITY AS REACTOR OF INNOVATIVENESS

Piotr FECZKO

Innovations - Information

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 25 May 2014

Abstract The paper is an interdisciplinary (above all legal-administrative-economic) study on institution of municipality as significant institution of pro innovation policy. The author presents municipality as a necessary institution of society and human civilization during theirs development and transformations [...] Read more.

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IDEAS FROM STAFF OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZATIONS AS INFORMATION SOURCES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIONS

Jerzy BARUK

Innovations - Information

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 25 May 2014

Abstract In this publication the author discusses the fragment of results of the empirical research conducted by the Gallup Organization among representatives of the managements of the public administration organizations functioning in the Member States of the European Union. The subject of these was the innovativeness [...] Read more.

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QUESTIONS AS A UNIT OF THE DIALOGUE IN THE PROCESS OF THE DIDACTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Ewa KOCHANOWSKA

Transformations of Education and Science

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 24 May 2014

Abstract School communication constitutes a pedagogical field of research that provides empiric exemplifications and instructions for educational practice. The subjects of the analysis are: features of language that is spoken by teachers in the didactic communication, patterns of communication between teacher [...] Read more.

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THE POLISH LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Urszula ŻYDEK-BEDNARCZUK

Transformations of Education and Science

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 24 May 2014

Abstract This article presents the history of the Polish language of science, including its graph ic and symbolic, morphological, lexical, syntactic and textual components. Attention is paid to the general characteristics of the language of science: abstractness, accuracy, objectivity, internationality. The [...] Read more.

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CULTURE OF NETWORKS?

Andrzej K. KOŹMIŃSKI

Transformations of Education and Science

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (80-81) 2014 Publication date: 24 May 2014

Abstract The paper examines globalized academic culture from the standpoint of Polish universities standing and perspectives. Science and quality higher education are produced in international networks. Globalization enhances the influence of American culture perceived as a mix of humboldtian university tradition [...] Read more.