Charalambos Tsekeris

Charalambos Tsekeris
National Centre for Social Research, Greece | Ekke · Institute of Social Research

PhD in Sociology | Professor Extraordinary (Stellenbosch)
VP@National Commission for Bioethics & Technoethics| Researcher in Digital Sociology@National Centre for Social Research

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Introduction
Charalambos Tsekeris is Research Fellow in Digital Sociology at the National Centre for Social Research (Greece) and Vice-President of the Hellenic National Commission for Bioethics & Technoethics. He is also Principal Investigator & Coordinator of the World Internet Project-Greece, Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, and Academic Associate at the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research, Stellenbosch University. Interests: Digital Ethics
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June 2014 - present
Academy of Athens
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This paper seeks to describe, critically highlight and interdisciplinarily discuss the current status and the nonlinear sociocultural dynamics of the increasingly mediated and multifaceted European public sphere, drawing on three overlapping areas of theoretical interest: internet and web studies, economic globalisation, and the political sociology...
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Social life is rife with networks of any kind. Nowadays, sociological concerns for networks, relations, associations, processes, mobilities, and flows are intensive and emblematic. This reflection takes “networks” and their multiple products as starting points for a new sociological imagination. It hence outlines a set of current theoretical and me...
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This special issue of Contemporary Social Science provides a variety of perspectives on current thinking on the nature of the self within a sociocultural context. These viewpoints show the self to be, paradoxically, both autonomous and interdependent. It is reflexively open, socially embedded and interactively created. This leads to the proposal th...
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Under the burden of the severe and protracted Greek crisis, it seems that Greek youngsters face an increasingly precarious situation of suffering and transition. This affects them in multiple ways, concerning both the external socio-economic conditions and their internalised sense of self-biographical continuity. The present qualitative study aims...
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Contemporary Greece is currently in a turbulent process of crisis and recession. Arguably, one segment of the Greek society is experiencing more suffering than most: young people. It is thus of great importance to understand young generation’s needs and attitudes in order to alleviate pain, to build up active inclusion strategies and to enhance civ...
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In this paper is about the working world that undergoes radical changes which have an important impact on the structure of the organizations but as well on the entrepreneurial self and the competencies and requirements of the employees (Reckwitz 2019: 181 ff.). The basic features of the postindustrial working world are the immaterial work, flexible...
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Predictions vs. dynamic estimates Heraclitus was the first to introduce the concept of perpetual change, which is condensed into his phrase ‘everything flows’. However, for many centuries the changes experienced by people, including in the workplace, were extremely slow or gradual, and usually were not perceptible within a human lifetime. The indu...
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This paper aims to offer a critical discussion of the various complexities within the emerging field of fact-checking, mainly emphasizing on its central tenets and trends. It also describes some relevant methodological dimensions and empirical insights, presenting the Greek landscape consisted by fact-checking initiatives either based solely on inv...
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Η παρούσα μελέτη έχει ως αφετηρία τη θεωρητική παραδοχή ότι για τις ανθρώπινες κοινότητες είναι δύσκολο να διαπεράσει η μία την άλλη, γι’ αυτό και η παγκόσμια δικτύωση της επικοινωνιακής υποδομής δεν αρκεί για να δημιουργήσει μια παραγωγική κοινή ζωή. Αυτή η σκέψη αποτελεί τη θεμελιώδη βάση του ερευνητικού μας στόχου, ο οποίος αφορά στον τρόπο που...
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Στις μέρες μας, μια νέα καλλιέργεια θεμελιωδών «ψηφιακών» δικαιωμάτων έρχεται στο προσκήνιο, τα οποία έχουν ως βαθύτερο αξιακό υπόβαθρο τη δυναμική διαφύλαξη της ανθρώπινης αξιοπρέπειας, της ελευθερίας και της δημοκρατίας στην Τετάρτη Βιομηχανική Επανάσταση (Industry 4.0) και στη σύγχρονη φάση της παγκοσμιοποίησης (Globalization 4.0).
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Το διαδίκτυο είναι μια ζωντανή πραγματικότητα που αντανακλά, αφενός, την παγκόσμια δυναμική της τεχνολογίας και, αφετέρου, τις τοπικές πολιτισμικές και οικονομικές ιδιαιτερότητες της κάθε κοινωνίας. Το ελληνικό διαδίκτυο είναι ένα από τα πολλά διαδίκτυα, τα οποία, σε πλανητικό επίπεδο, εξελίσσονται και μεταλλάσσονται συνεχώς μαζί με ρέουσες κοινωνι...
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Η ζωή μας κυριαρχείται από τους αλγορίθμους. Εξυπνα συστήματα εξορύσσουν πληροφορίες, κλείνουν ραντεβού, διεκπεραιώνουν έγγραφα, πωλούν και διανέμουν προϊόντα, παραδίδουν διαδικτυακά μαθήματα, συγκεντρώνουν και αναλύουν απόψεις πολιτών, εντοπίζουν δικαιούχους επιδομάτων ή υπόπτους εγκλημάτων, επιμετρούν ποινές στα δικαστήρια. Ακόμη, κάνουν ιατρικές...
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The digital world is a field of information and entertainment for users and a field of extraction of the most valuable good of recent years: personal data. How much of a threat to privacy is the collection and processing of data by third parties and what do people think about it? On the occasion of the extensive methods of surveilling citizens and...
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Reflecting on the May 2019 European Parliament elections, the EU democratic institutions are in need of efficiently responding to the discrepancies between public agendas and policy-making (as shown in the Macedonia naming dispute), and the threatening dynamics of authoritarian populism, as well as to unpredictable reactions from diverse groups and...
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Greece's recent decision for a systematic inclusion of strategic foresight and anticipatory and futures thinking in public policy design and implementation seems to be in line with the fundamental goal of boosting country's adaptive resilience. Nevertheless, there has always been a great gap between political ambition, intellectual wishful thinking...
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The present policy brief draws from an empirical dissertation research, which took place during the outburst of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Athens, Greece. The main assumption of this interdisciplinary work is that Greek government’s Covid-19 emergency communication and crisis management approach (during the first wave of the pandemic) can be describ...
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Growing systemic complexity and interdependence have made a large variety of systems (economic, public health, cyber, etc.) susceptible to irreversible and cascading failure. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is indicative of such complexity and currently causing vast human suffering all around the world, but also triggers a global online revolut...
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The present study aims to offer a comprehensive presentation of the empirical results of the third wave of the World Internet Project (WIP) nation-wide survey in Greece, which was conducted from the 12th of April to the 23th of May 2019. It involves the main findings of this research wave and explores the development of internet penetration among t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted further – and indeed raised critically – the importance of digital connectivity and digital literacy for economic and societal resilience. From enabling teleworking during times of lock-downs to facilitating social contact with vulnerable or self-isolating individuals, digital connectivity and internet use have...
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The world-historic event of the COVID-19 pandemic has once more confirmed that we live in a hyperconnected world society and that, nowadays, epidemics do not count as merely natural phenomena anymore. In such context, the present paper aims to interpret the complex relationship between the society and COVID-19, with emphasis on the role played by d...
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Το ιστορικό παγκόσμιο συμβάν της πανδημίας του Covid-19 κατέστησε φανερό, για μια ακόμη φορά, το γεγονός ότι ζούμε σε μια συνδεδεμένη παγκόσμια κοινωνία, καθώς και ότι, στις αρχές του 21ου αιώνα, οι υγειονομικές κρίσεις δεν εντάσσονται πια στα φυσικά φαινόμενα, αλλά μπορούν να θεωρηθούν ως αποσταθεροποιητικά κοινωνιακά γεγονότα και ως καταστροφές π...
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The digital world is a field of entertainment and information for users and a mining field of one of the most valuable goods as it has been formed in recent years: personal data. How much of a threat to privacy is the collection and processing of data by third parties? How much can this violation contribute to the formation of problematic social si...
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The digital world is a field of entertainment and information for users and a mining field of one of the most valuable goods as it has been formed in recent years: personal data. How much of a threat to privacy is the collection and processing of data by third parties? How much can this violation contribute to the formation of problematic social si...
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Το Εθνικό Κέντρο Κοινωνικών Ερευνών (EKKE) παρακολουθεί συνεχώς τις κοινωνικές και κοινωνιοτεχνολογικές εξελίξεις με στόχο να δώσει ώθηση στη χάραξη πολιτικών βάσει τεκμηρίων και να ανταποκριθεί στην ανάγκη για έγκαιρη και αξιόπιστη πληροφόρηση σχετικά με τη χρήση του διαδικτύου στην Ελλάδα. Ως εκ τούτου, έχει αναλάβει από το 2015 την πρωτοβουλία ν...
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Κάθε χώρα έχει το δικό της Διαδίκτυο. Το ελληνικό εμφανίζει όλες τις ιστορικοκοινωνικές και πολιτισμικές ιδιαιτερότητες της ελληνικής κοινωνίας: ροπή στον δογματισμό και στον φανατισμό, στείρα αμφισβήτηση και αντιπαράθεση, εφήμερες και κλυδωνιζόμενες κοινωνικές σχέσεις, ασθενή συλλογική μνήμη, αδυναμία εστίασης της προσοχής στα σημαντικά, αβασάνιστ...
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The present study starts from the premise that, for human communities, it is difficult to penetrate each other, so that even the globally diffused communication infrastructure is not enough to create an effective common life. This grounds our assumptions about the way the Greek young interviewees, aged between 18 and 32, belonging to main political...
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This concise article maintains that, in times of structural and persistent crisis, Europe needs to effectively tackle the multiple challenges and existential fears by cultivating a strong and dynamical digital skills ecosystem, based on collective values and the fundamental liberal principles of co-creation, co-evolution, and collective intelligenc...
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Greek society is in a prolonged state of precariousness, despair and suffering at both personal and social level. The central aim of Part 1 is to delineate a general analytic framework within which to describe, explain and critically discuss the multiple impact of the ongoing economic crisis on self and identity processes in contemporary (post-auth...
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Efforts to end the Macedonia name dispute suffered a blow on 30 September when a referendum proposing to change the country’s name to ‘North Macedonia’ failed to reach the required 50 per cent threshold. However, the country’s Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, later won a vote in parliament on the issue on 19 October. It is now difficult to predict where...
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The central aim of this article is to sketch and outline a brief and critical presentation , overview and assessment of the (radically ambivalent) dynamics of the large family of technological developments pertaining to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), as well as of the so-called digitalisation of society. This assessment attempts t...
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The present study starts from the premise that for the human communities, each with its own perspectives, it is difficult to penetrate each other so that even the globally diffused communication infrastructure is not enough to create an effective common life. This grounds our assumptions about the way the Greek young interviewees, aged between 18 a...
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Several recent surveys on the Greek youth and its perception of the European Union have offered interesting accounts, mostly highlighting youngsters’ Euroscepticism. The scope of this research concerns young Greeks, aged between 18 and 31, and examines how they perceive “We-ness” and the powerful “Others” on the internet (online newspapers, news po...
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This book investigates and explores the complex dynamics of youth in contemporary society, especially in troubled and crisis-ridden contexts. On the one hand, teenagers and young adults experience social suffering, marginalisation, gender and ethnic bias, and an increased risk to be radicalised and involved in extremism and related violence. On the...
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The Macedonia naming dispute has been an important issue in Greek affairs. It constitutes both an irresolvable, decades-old international problem and a significant, yet undertheorised, analytical topic. In this context, our aim is to critically explore, highlight and discuss the deep-seated and pervasive patterns, representations, attitudes, belief...
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This article offers a critical discussion in the form of debate (this debate constitutes part of the special session “The Future of the Internet and its Social Dynamics” that took place during the Fourth International e-Life Congress, held in Athens, Greece, in November 2015) among experts in the fields of networks, human behaviour, and social anal...
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Η εργασία αφορά σε μια ποιοτική έρευνα (συνεντεύξεις βάθους) στην οποία συμμετείχαν δέκα εθελοντές (24 έως 32 ετών), που εκφράζουν διαφορετικές περιπτώσεις «οδυνών της κρίσης». Προϋπόθεση συμμετοχής ήταν οι νέοι να έχουν επιστρέψει στο πατρικό τους σπίτι λόγω ανεργίας ή εργασίας σε συνθήκες έντονης επισφάλειας. Η διάρθρωση των συνεντεύξεων είχε ως...
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A brief overview is presented of perspectives on current thinking on youth to contextualise the themed issue of Contemporary Social Science entitled 'Investigating Youth in Challenging and Troubled Contexts'. This provides an overview of up-to-date interdisciplinary, international research that investigates the complex dynamics of youth in contempo...
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The human primordial need and desire for sex is nowadays often satisfied in the cyberspace, bringing sex at the top of internet search results. Importantly, a percentage between 50-60% of internet visits is of sexual intent and pleasure, while the 25% of total daily search in the USA involves pornographic content. Any sexually oriented activity wit...
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The average Hardcore ΜΜORPG Gamer (HCG) has an equally strong feeling of two realities, that is, the in-game reality and the out-of-game reality, albeit with more effective expression of cognitive and social skills as well as with better emotional functionality when being in-game. Recent research findings about the out-of-game environment demonstra...
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This paper performs an overview of the essential components in crisis management and an empirical analysis of the crisis management preparedness of the pharmaceutical companies in Greece. It also presents a best practice model for the business leaders in the Greek pharmaceutical market to help them to assess their level of preparedness and create t...
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Corruption in South Africa has been a major issue in the traditional and new media during the last few years. However, only a small number of researchers in various fields, from public administration and social policy to law and urban studies, have attempted to change the existing empirical understanding on this issue. In this sense, empirical soci...
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Nowadays, sociological concerns for networks, relations, associations, processes, mobilities and flows are intensive and emblematic. This reflection takes “networks” and their multiple products as starting points for a new sociological imagination. It hence outlines a set of current theoretical and methodological issues for approaching the wide and...
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Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we are, and more importantly, they help to shape who we...
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Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we are, and more importantly, they help to shape who we...
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The present article attempts to draw a general analytical framework within which to reconsider the notion of the self in the wide interdisciplinary field of social thought.This reconsideration pertains to the self as a fluid social process and as an interrelational meaningful outcome constituent of lived experience, which is neither intrapsychicall...
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Greece requires political reform as much as structural reform of its economy blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/04/07/greece-requires-political-reform-as-much-as-structural-reform-of-its-economy/ The Greek government and its creditors have still not reached an agreement on the release of further financial assistance to the country, despite fears growi...
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The current Greek crisis is not only financial or economic, but also political, and touches on deeply entrenched social and cultural values and processes. Obviously, the Greek society is in a fluid and prolonged state of suffering, precariousness, and transition. But the same applies to the Greek self that confronts the strong and painful dismantli...
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Government, the private sector, and society at large need to appreciate the war on an insidious and cancerous phenomenon that requires concerted, strategic and comprehensive arrangements and initiatives to be implemented if we are to actually arrest and then reverse its current proliferation: Corruption. This cannot occur if government and society...
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Social media, as the heart of Web 2.0, is a relatively novel theoretical notion and social phenomenon, pertaining to a long series of academic subjects, such as digital culture, virtual communication, e-democracy, technological convergence, and online interactivity. Arguably, one of the most useful tools to adequately interpret and analyze this phe...
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Social media, as the heart of Web 2.0, is a relatively novel theoretical notion and social phenomenon, pertaining to a long series of academic subjects, such as digital culture, virtual communication , e-democracy, technological convergence, and online interactivity. Arguably, one of the most useful tools to adequately interpret and analyze this ph...
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The central aim of this concise reflection is to contextualise social behaviour within the substantive and analytical framework of the so-called internet era. It is stressed that contemporary world demands totally new media literacies and, as our culture is transformed by the evolution of digital life, the adolescents' behaviour is shaped by the ev...
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A plethora of campaigns focuses on communicative practices, such as the use of public warnings in the form of advertisements, with the aim of informing smokers about the potential risks of starting and maintaining smoking. Conducted researches have shown the effectiveness of such campaigns on smoking cessation. The present survey examines the influ...
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Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create content. The implications of Web 2.0 have become a centr...
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Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create content. The implications of Web 2.0 have become a centr...
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This concise preliminary reflection seeks to offer a fresh transdisciplinary lens to comprehensively discern and evaluate the various interlinks and overlaps between theory and methodology in current social scientific thought. A brief elaboration on the metatheoretical issues of complexity, relatedness and uncertainty encourages a suitable and sust...
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This concise preliminary reflection seeks to offer a fresh transdisciplinary lens to comprehensively discern and evaluate the various interlinks and overlaps between theory and methodology in current social scientific thought. A brief elaboration on the metatheoretical issues of complexity, relatedness and uncertainty encourages a suitable and sust...
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The aim of this article is to delineate a comprehensive dialogical theoretical framework for analyzing the main characteristics of a chaos­friendly reflexivity. Such a framework opens up the space for an interdisciplinary discussion of what this form of reflexivity might possibly add to social theory and research, with the critical objective of mak...
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Η παρούσα εργασία έχει ως κύριο στόχο να παρουσιάσει μια καινοτομική προσέγγιση κοινωνιοδυναμικής συμβουλευτικής, την προσέγγιση HESIOD (Holistic-Emergent, Social Interaction-Oriented Dynamics/Ολιστική-Αναδυόμενη, Κοινωνικά Διαδραστική Δυναμική), η οποία αναφέρεται στην ανάπτυξη των ανθρώπινων σχέσεων και της δυναμικής τους. Αξιοποιώντας σύγχρονες...
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This paper investigates the aspects of regional digital convergence, i.e. the capability of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among all people living in the peripheral areas of a country, in relation to the ICT applications into the transport sector, known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It also examines the inter...
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The aim of this paper is the study of an online patient community (Patientslikeme) and, specifically, of the impact of virtuality in the shaping of the patient-doctor relationship. Drawing from Kozinets’s research paradigm, known as ethnography of the Internet (Netnography), we investigate the patients’ attitudes toward the medical profession. Exam...
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The aim of this paper is the study of an online patient community (Patientslikeme) and, specifically, of the impact of virtuality in the shaping of the patient-doctor relationship. Drawing from Kozinets’s research paradigm, known as ethnography of the Internet (Netnography), we investigate the patients’ attitudes toward the medical profession. Exam...
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This article comprises a comprehensive overview of major theoretical advances in agent-based modeling as well as a computer simulation of the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 networks. Both of these networks are represented on the basis of the graph theory and are simulated using the Holistic-Emergent Social Interaction-Oriented Dynamics (HESIOD) model. This mo...
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The central argument of this chapter is that Norbert Elias’s figurational theory adds significant sharpness, rigor, and interdisciplinary impetus to relational sociology by carefully focusing on both the ontological and epistemological aspects of the concept of “relations.” Interestingly, Elias’s broad interdisciplinary concern with the long-term p...
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With the aim of contextualising this special issue of Contemporary Social Science, a brief overview of the relationship between the Web 2.0 and social dynamics is presented. It is argued that the Web tends to destabilise the social structure, radically re-organising human culture, identities, and socialising. It also calls for reflexive reconsidera...
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This theoretical essay seeks to comprehensively present and critically discuss the major advances in reflexive sociology, overtly promoting a kind of dialogical reflexivity. This mode of reflexivity claims to efficiently renounce the allegedly irreconcilable opposition between theory and agency, as well as to self-consciously challenge the frequent...
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We live in a ceaselessly changing and inescapably dynamic social world. Given the inherent unpredictability of human complex systems, this brief article seeks to show that agent-based social simulations can possibly approach the ideal of a fundamental law of social dynamics, including all forms or processes of social dynamics, articulated with ever...
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We live in a ceaselessly changing and inescapably dynamic social world. Given the inherent unpredictability of human complex systems, this brief article seeks to show that agent-based social simulations can possibly approach the ideal of a fundamental law of social dynamics, including all forms or processes of social dynamics, articulated with ever...
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We live in a ceaselessly changing and inescapably dynamic social world. Given the inherent unpredictability of human complex systems, this brief article seeks to show that agent-based social simulations can possibly approach the ideal of a fundamental law of social dynamics, including all forms or processes of social dynamics, articulated with ever...
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Sociology and society are undoubtedly on the move. The present concise reflection seeks to comprehensively elaborate on both the social science and the social life within the contemporary dynamical world environment. In this context, brief elaborations are formulated on the complicated issue of technoscientific knowledge and its implications, as we...
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Sociology and society are undoubtedly on the move. The present concise reflection seeks to comprehensively elaborate on both the social science and the social life within the contemporary dynamical world environment. In this context, brief elaborations are formulated on the complicated issue of technoscientific knowledge and its implications, as we...
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This paper aims to overview the dynamical character of science and scientific knowledge within the changing biotechnological era, as well as the emergent discourse of geneticization and its relevance to genetic counseling (with particular emphasis on Huntington's Disease) and the human body. Its main purpose is to carefully explore and comprehensiv...
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Η αναλυτική προσοχή του άρθρου επικεντρώνεται στους συγκεκριμένους τρόπους με τους οποίους συλλαμβάνεται και χρησιμοποιείται η μεθοδολογική έννοια της αναστοχαστικότητας, καθώς και στον («ανοσοποιητικό») ρόλο που πραγματικά διαδραματίζει στην ποιοτική έρευνα και την κοινωνική θεωρία. Εξετάζοντας τις κυρίαρχες (κριτικές και κονστρουκτιβιστικές) ανασ...
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This article focuses on women undergoing plastic surgery operations, highlighting their particular attitude toward pain, which is caused by the desperate pursuit of beauty. Extracting data from semi-structured interviews, it is shown how pain is defied, eliminated or even denied by individuals undergoing cosmetic surgery. Since cosmetic procedures...
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Straipsnyje apžvelgiamas mokslo ir mokslinio pažinimo dinaminis pobūdis besikeičiančioje biotechnologijų eroje, taip pat besiformuojantis genetizacijos diskursas ir jo reikšmė genetiniam konsultavimui (akcentuojant Huntingtono ligą) ir žmogaus kūnui. Žvelgiant iš daugiadalykės perspektyvos, siekiama nuodugniai ištirti ir kritiškai įvertinti šiuolai...
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Pornography still remains one of the forbidden secrets of contemporary Western societies. By assuming the human body as the reference point for defining the contemporary subject, we systematically attempt the mapping out of on-line female pornography. The dissemination and propagation of the Internet, as well as its easy accessibility, transforms i...
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This article presents the role and perspectives of Greek policy regarding the development of extra-local-range infrastructure networks in the Southeastern Europe and Mediterranean region. A series of plans, projects and international agreements concerning the infrastructure of road, rail, maritime and air transport networks, freight villages, infor...
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This paper seeks to provide an interdisciplinary systematic approach to the use of the internet, with special emphasis on the so-called Massive Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs). The research effort here focuses on a general framework of studying internet addiction and its relevant psychosocial components and dimensions. This needs a comprehensiv...
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This paper seeks to comprehensively and critically interconnect the well-established theoretical and methodological conceptions of self-organization, complexity and chaos with more general issues and dilemmas in the contemporary field of social theory (such as knowledge, objectivity/subjectivity, structure/agency and prediction), as well as with a...
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The micro-macro or agency-structure question is indisputably one of the most important theoretical issues within the human and social sciences. The main purpose of this paper is to carefully explore, fruitfully overview and comprehensively critique the contemporary sociological literature on micro (agency) and macro (structure), from a reflexive-di...
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In psychoanalysis, fathering has not received much analytical at­tention and only little is known about the actual impact of paternity on the development of certain psychopathology. This paper seeks to carefully examine and critically discuss the impact of fathering on psychotic individuals. It elaborates on the importance of the father in the heal...
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The main purpose of this paper is to comprehensively explore and productively overview the growing research field of demand forecasting in transport. In this analytic context, it seeks to describe, critically discuss and fruitfully elaborate on relevant mechanisms and models of demand forecasting, as well as on the particular development and implem...
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The digital revolution promotes individual agency and imagination, innovation and new forms of production, entrepreneurship and knowledge. At the same time, it poses new threats and limitations for human rights, civil liberties, social justice and solidarity (e.g., big data oligarchy, digital feudalism, and generational conflicts). Which is the most proper ethical and political approach to digital technology and platform economy?