Prologue of the Tale

  • Angelo FusariEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)


The prologue gives at first the reasons that have suggested and hence stimulated this research: a list of some main problems that trouble modern societies and underlines the urgency of remedying the growing incapacity of the social sciences to deal with them. The aim is to contribute to the birth of a science leading to the organization and management of a social order able to give solution to those problems. This highlights, among other things, the role and in some sense the necessity of a utopian attitude, but one concerned in a strict confrontation with reality. An attitude, that is, quite different from ingenuous utopianism or utopianism used as a pretext, which have discredited utopia owing to the associated failures and disillusion and new kinds of exploitation.


Migrations Unemployment Fundamentalism Utopia Feasible and necessary utopias 


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  1. 1.RomeItaly

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