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Analysing and overcoming the sociological fragmentation in Europe


In short the general objectives of ANOVASOFIE are) Analysis of the reasons for the fragmentation in the European sociological research community’s) Developing means to overcome the fragmentation by reflecting and using the results of our analyses) Assessing the applicability of our methods and results to other disciplines. There is need to enhance the opportunities for including more sociologists into cross-national fertilisation of their particular endeavours. It is our conviction that only if we could find a bridge between the day-to-day routines of sociologists, their everyday behaviour and the needs routed there on the one side and collaboration on an European level on the other side, we will succeed. The daily work of the vast majority of sociologists is concerned with three different tasks
-Observing and describing a particular society as a whole and its sub-systems.
-Working out explanations and theories about the forces underlying the development of societies.
-Taking part in the process of opinion formation policy advising, influencing processes of decision making in societies. The project seeks to approach the problem of fragmentation by focusing on two specific areas within the context of the above mentioned three major tasks of sociology: Observing the process of choosing publications which represent the country and its research tradition from a sociological viewpoint, enables us to understand the selection and research processes within particular countries and their sociological communities. Subtopic two will analyse differences and similarities in the role performance of public intellectuals in different European countries and at different times in the 20th century. Comparing those processes between different countries in Europe will provide us with basic information about the reasons for the fragmentation of sociology. Based on these results we intend to develop means to overcome the fragmentation of sociology in Europe

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