Institutional social engagement
Institucionalna društvena angažovanost
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am referring to social engagement as a value-based choice to actively intervene in social reality in order to modify existing collective identities and social practices with the goal of realizing the public good. The very term ‘engagement’, necessarily involves the starting awareness of a social deficit or flaw and presupposes a critical attitude towards social reality. In this article, I will attempt to provide arguments in favour of the thesis about the possibility (and, later, necessity) of institutional engagement, critical action and even institutional protest, basing this view on the thesis that institutions are fundamentally collective or social agents whose actions must be guided by ethical and epistemic virtues.
Keywords:institutions / social engagement / collective agents / institutional virtues / institutional research / decision-making process
Source:Filozofija i društvo, 2016, 27, 2, 429-435
- Beograd : Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju