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La governance «ibrida» digital La governance «ibrida»
Anno: 2009
The transformation of the welfare system contains incoherencies with the characteristics of the governance process. The diversification and the fragmentation of the system has made evident the increase in its complexity and its consequent inability to govern regulation processes based on hierarchy or on competition. The competition, the hierarchy and the social network are not necessarily alternative governance processes, but in practice they overlap. The competition, the hierarchy and the social network have to be integrated in a hybrid governance process. The distance between the system and its regulation requires a redefinition of governance process. Such realignment must be found on the strengthening of the authority, the thrust and the social capital.
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«Perché dobbiamo dirci cristiani» digital «Perché dobbiamo dirci cristiani»
Anno: 2009
Term of reference is the thesis of M.Pera in Why we have to profess christians. Christianism contributes decisively to the building of western identity, that means modernity and liberalism. This thesis is elaborated starting from weberian assumptions on Entzauberung and rationalisation as biblical Weltanschauung: a determinant root of western identity. Christian revolution upsets the worldview from the «naturality» of ancient cosmocentrism, particularly of Greeks and Romans, to the «unnaturality» of radical theoanthropocentrism, that is to subjectcentrism, conceived as embryo of modernity. This «unnaturality» of Christianism is present in two features:the axioogical priority of inner life and the «inverse glorifications» in thr Sermon of the mountain. These features are realized in many areas and situations typical of western civilisation, particularly in the Middle Age.
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Prendersi cura dei bambini di strada di Nairobi. Buone pratiche family e community oriented di accoglienza, riabilitazione e reinserimento digital Prendersi cura dei bambini di strada di Nairobi. Buone pratiche family e community oriented di accoglienza, riabilitazione e reinserimento
Anno: 2009
The present study represents a qualitative in-depth research, aiming at pointing out and analyzing, in the light of a more specific theory of social capital, relational good practices of family-based and community-oriented intervention for the rehabilitation and the reintegration of street children in Nairobi, Kenya. Aim of the study will be to explore the existing culture of the care for the street children and re-think it as a multidimensional and complex process that rests upon family and community relations and promotes innovative strategies, able to take into consideration the specific needs of the families and the local communities, and providing a relational answer to such needs. The research rests on a major theoretical framework called «relational sociology», which allows a deeper understanding of the street children phenomenon as a family and community-related issue, whereby macro and meso causal factors have an impact on the micro level of the family, contributing to the raise of the phenomenon itself. Accordingly, in terms of recommendations for social measures, the street children issue can be addressed and tackled only by a family-based and community-oriented approach. The present study, at an empirical level, highlights significant experiences of family-based and community-oriented care for the rehabilitation and the reintegration of street children in Nairobi. The approach hereby employed is that of the so-called «best practices», a research method aiming at drawing theoretical notions from the most effective interventions. A huge work of operationalization of social indicators for both the concept of social capital and good practice was done. From a methodological point of view, three case studies were conducted. They represent three significant examples of good practice in family-based intervention as they are highly innovative; careful of the relational dynamics of the care; addressed to the family as a unit; able to sustain the distinctive manner the family responds to the needs of its members (family empowerment); capable to produce solidarity instead of individualism (intergenerational equity); focused on the family within the local community (community empowerment); sustainable; reproducible; adopting social governance strategies (vertical and horizontal networking with institutional and civil society organizations).
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Non solo «quel che resta del giorno»... Un’analisi comparativa del consumo di tempo libero in Europa digital Non solo «quel che resta del giorno»... Un’analisi comparativa del consumo di tempo libero in Europa
Anno: 2009
The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the role of leisure studies in social change analysis and in comparative sociology studies. In the first part of the paper, we briefly review the main definitions of leisure time. Then we focus on methodological problems related to comparative analysis on leisure time use. In the second part, we compare the structure of leisure time in different european countries studying some analogies and differences among them. Eurostat data constitute the empirical basis of this comparative analysis. In the third part, we underline that counting «who does something», «how often people do something», «in which period of the day, of the week, of the month or of the year people do something» and «how much time people spend to do something» just isn’t enough for studying leisure time. Therefore, new questions should be asked: what does leisure mean in individual experiences? And how does leisure time become «institutionalized» in shared social practices? Then, an appropriate method is proposed to answer these questions. Key words: leisure time, social change, comparative analysis.
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Scommettere sui giovani a partire dalla sociologia digital Scommettere sui giovani a partire dalla sociologia
Anno: 2009
The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it offers a wide overview of the Italian sociological research about young people condition from the 50s to the first decade of XXI Century. As a second aim, this article sketches out an analysis of social and cultural change by observing how social representations of youth transform themselves from generation to generation – Baby Boomers’ generation, X Generation and Y Generation. Last it tries to argument for the institution of a real and more specialized «sociology of youth» as a new and autonomous field of research. Key words: sociology of youth, social representations, generations, social and cultural change, life courses.
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Analisi d'opere digital Analisi d'opere
Anno: 2008
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Il ciclo del maggio. Feste di primavera in Europa digital Il ciclo del maggio. Feste di primavera in Europa
Anno: 2009
Festive time has many significant meanings in European traditions: the observation of the cosmos and of cycle of human life, the need for identity and the renewal of the social pact among living individuals. Festive time is therefore a traditional institution in which the community periodically celebrates its desire of unity and happiness.
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Analisi d'opere digital Analisi d'opere
Anno: 2009
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