First, the author examines European and world lessons for the study of Czech transformation. Then, he describes legacies of the (mostly communist) past and the risks of transformation: atomisation, demoralisation and materialisation. The main topic is the failure of the social sciences, which isolated themselves instead of engaging in the reform process, verbally governed by mainstream neo-classical economics. In particular, sociology failed to show the moral dimension and embeddedness of economic processes in the social structure. Most tasks have thus remained for the future, which will stream transformation research towards (1) multidisciplinarity and complexity, (2) the replacement of unidimensional and static conceptual apparatus with a multidimensional and dynamic one, and (3) the understanding of endogeneity of social research and the explicit acknowledgement of its policy dimension
Výzkum společenské transformace a česká sociologie
Večerník, Jiří. 2002. „Výzkum společenské transformace a česká sociologie.“ Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 38 (1-2): 55-77. ISSN 0038-0288.