Constantin Schifirnet . The European countries are regarded as transition Schifirneţ / The Europeanization of the .. Sociologie românească, Vol. VII, 4, pp. Resume This article approaches the concept of tendential modernity as a type of evolution towards principles and norms of modernity within. Constantin Schifirneţ (born August 29, in Bahna, Neamţ County, son of Maria Schifirneţ, . Septimiu Chelcea, Interviu cu Constantin Schifirneţ la 60 de ani, (Interview with Constantin Schifirneţ),,Sociologie românească”, volumul III, nr.‎Professional life · ‎Books · ‎Research Reports.


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His approach on the term of generation allowed him to develop the sociology of age and generations that was lacking from the Romanian sociological literature of that time. In his works, he demonstrated the existence of a conflict between generations in the socialist society.

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His scientific studies on subculture and counterculturewere the first in the Romanian sociology to approach these two notions. During those years, constantine schifirnet sociologie concepts were rejected by the Romanian sociologists because of their bourgeois belongings and were considered to be irrelevant in the analysis of the communist society.

Through the analysis of the works of major Romanian thinkers, he succeeds in updating relevant concepts related to the term of nation such as: One of the strongest non-economic factors has always been constantine schifirnet sociologie. The post communist period has revealed the importance of the political competition in the functioning of the society on the principles and standards of democracy.

The expression of tendential modernity is to be found in the specificity of the power alternation process in Romania.

The vote for change did not belong to a powerful opposition to the governing party but it has been exercised as a negative reaction towards the governments. It was not the governing programs that got the votes, these being in fact too little discussed by constantine schifirnet sociologie political competitors and the public opinion.


The question arises whether Europeanization in Romania in this historical context seems to be rather an experiment than a process of changing ways of thinking, individual constantine schifirnet sociologie of a great mass of the Romanians?

The reference to the experiment has in sight the translation of some consequences, resulting from the Europeanization constraints towards other groups whose European awareness is not consolidated yet.

Because the Romanian society has historically subscribed to model of modernization mainly different from the western one, Romania ended up manifesting its position through inhibitions and even passivity sometimes, in stating clear the requests which result from the status of being a EU member. That conscience of European, found in the proper European conduct of de facto and not only de jure member of the European community, does not even exist in the case of elites.

In the Romanian public space, ideas about the EU, the Europeanization and development are being discussed, but these do not translate into actions of influence of the European policies with direct effects on Romania constantine schifirnet sociologie on the EU.

Another characteristic of the tendential modernity is given by the low visibility of the reformers in the public space and in the act of the political or governmental decision.

Moreover, some of the reformers acted bureaucratically when they gained the power, some of them going so far as to neglect or even to reject the criticism of their actions.

The tendential modernity is best illustrated by the attitude of the leading groups towards the way the benefits resulted from the status of member should be highlighted.

For instance, the uninominal vote and the direct popular legitimacy, democratic values, are distorted so that, they contribute to the increase of the local power through the appearance of informal institutions in parallel with the formal administration institutions.

Even though it constantine schifirnet sociologie a new modernity resulted from structural changes in the Romanian society, derived from the quality of EU member, the Europeanization takes place in the own benefit of the cliental groups whose own position, for instance, should be strengthened by attracting European funds, not only in Romania but in the whole European space.

The fundamental factor with direct influence on Constantine schifirnet sociologie is the perpetuation constantine schifirnet sociologie time of the rural civilization and culture, resistant to the modern values.

The process of modernization has taken place in an agricultural society lacking financial sources and thus of capital and of resources for a capitalist development, which determined the modernity to be tendential. The Europeanization takes place mainly at political and institutional level in a society with strong rural life and constantine schifirnet sociologie different values from those characteristic to a society with organic modernity.

As constantine schifirnet sociologie stated, the adoption of clear decisions regarding agriculture and the village has been postponed for two hundred years. Romania has experienced modern transformations, some of them substantial but they have managed to reach the rural community only to a low degree.


The modernization has been made only for the real benefit of an outnumbered group and the rest of constantine schifirnet sociologie population, predominantly rural, had to bear Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring with the exorbitant costs of the maintenance of some institutions, which did not contribute to modernization for the benefit of the state.

The Europeanization of the Romanian society takes place over the contemporaneous village, which is subject to chaotic changes because of the modernity deficit, constantine schifirnet sociologie from giving up the great agricultural property and returning to the individual property, a generator of tensions and deformation, of underdevelopment and poverty.

There is a latent conflict between the EU constantine schifirnet sociologie of sustaining the great property and the conservation of the small agricultural property in Romania.

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