Designining Hypercitizenship Methodologically

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Andrea Pitasi

'Gabriele d'Annunzio' University of Chieti-Pescara

Date Written: 2014


This paper is essentially epistemological and methodological and is aimed at designing the hyper-citizen methodological tool kit. It is not merely through an indicator based approach but also on a modelling based approach and a metatheoretical one (Stepanic et al., 2005: 858). Conceptually, it evolves by reframing the key global changes of our times under the emergence of hyper-citizenship from a multidimensional convergence among different kinds of citizenship (Pitasi, 2013; Pitasi-Angrisani , 2013): cosmopolitan (Beck, 2006), scientific (Nowotny, 2008), societarian (Donati, 1993), entrepreneurial (I evolved by reinterpreting Audretsch, 2007 who, properly, copes with the entrepreneurial society not the entrepreneurial citizenship). The four dimensions are shaped systemically (Luhmann, 1990, 1997) through a social free energy/social entropy coding (Stepanic et al., 2005: 860).

Keywords: Hypercitizen, systemic approach, cosmopolitan, Malthus Trap

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