Experts and Cultural Narcissism: Relations in the Early 21st Century

A. Klimczuk, Experts and Cultural Narcissism. Relations in the Early 21st Century, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012, 88pp.

79 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2016 Last revised: 15 Mar 2020

Date Written: February 25, 2012

Abstract

Local and global dependencies and interactions between individuals, groups and institutions are becoming increasingly opaque and risky. This is due to increased importance of highly complex abstract systems created and supported in order to maintain of transport, communications, finance, energy, media, security infrastructure, as well as social and cultural institutions. These systems require the knowledge and skills of experts. Professionals that not only satisfy identified needs, but also create new thereby contribute the development of cultural narcissism phenomenon. The aim of the book is to discuss relations of experts and mass narcissism, on the background of shaping the knowledge societies and knowledge-based economies, and moreover their transformations towards the societies and economies based on creativity and wisdom. Undertaken analysis is contribute to sociology of expertise and intervention by indicating four selected contemporary issues: dilemmas of the knowledge society development; selection between trust substitutes and its reconstruction methods; transformations of social stratification; and the choice of pathways to socio-economic development.

Keywords: regional policy, social capital

JEL Classification: R10, Z13

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej, Experts and Cultural Narcissism: Relations in the Early 21st Century (February 25, 2012). A. Klimczuk, Experts and Cultural Narcissism. Relations in the Early 21st Century, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012, 88pp. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2738222

Andrzej Klimczuk (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

al. Niepodległości 162
Warsaw, Mazowieckie 02-554
Poland

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