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Toward a Sustainable Social System Transformation: Realistically Optimistic View
Social Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages: 321-328
Received: Nov. 13, 2018; Accepted: Dec. 4, 2018; Published: Jan. 17, 2019
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Arkady Martynov, International Institute for Social Development, Moscow, Russia; Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
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The paper is devoted to fundamental issues concerning the future sustainable transformation. Its implementation has available in the first place basing on the recognized framework concept of sustainable development (SD). A realistic design of institutional changes in connection with resource and organizational/behavioral changes needed for SD is called for to realize in the line of overall social system transformation. Adequate understanding of this process presupposes an exhaustive study of interconnected transformations in the main social fields taking into account the influence of relatively exogenous factors (technological, demographic and climate changes). According to the author, the transition to global sustainable social transformation is achievable by means of a number of possible fundamental shifts, which synergistically can fulfill. Also proceeding from the arguments, the sustainable reproduction of the economy of a mature post-industrial type, including the green sectors, implies its stable and quiet growth, although the rapid growth of individual markets, especially innovative ones, may take place. In addition, the main findings include the substantiation in favor of the choice of the national middle way model as the most appropriate for the corresponding sustainable system transformation of society.
Social System, Sustainable Transformation, Institutions, Technologies, Demographic and Climate Changes
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Arkady Martynov, Toward a Sustainable Social System Transformation: Realistically Optimistic View, Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 321-328. doi: 10.11648/
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