On the So-called Institutional and Self-organizing Principles of Cultural Development


Serhii Bezklubenko
Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
ORCID 0000-0002-8709-7129

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-14-2018-2.30-43

Keywords: self-organization, institution, socialization, cultural development, society, socio-cultural process, religion, culture.

Abstract. This article examines the historical origins of the institutional and self-organization fundamentals of cultural creation and their modernization at present stage.
The preconditions of the emergence of institutional and self-organizing forms of culture are analysed. The “dialectic” of the relations of “self-organization”, the process of formation and its development as a separate phenomenon and “institutionalization” as intermediate, if not the final result of the process of self-organization, are considered.
The article reveals the “nature” of cultural growth as a spontaneous process of self-organization of society in which the formation of institutions is only a “moment” of this self-organization. The institutionalization process was observed as one of the “moments” of self-organization, and the nature of the influence of institutions on the course of this process was revealed.
With regard to the “specificity” of the dialectics of the relations of “self-organization” and “institutionalization” in Ukraine, it is essentially reduced to the fact that the process of self-organization, as a rule, was subjected to negative foreign influences never, and in general, did not manifest itself in the “pure” form, since it did not run out logical end, that is completion.

Author Biography.

Serhii Bezklubenko, Doctor of Philosophy, prof., Institute for cultural research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.


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Published: November 22, 2018.

Vol 14 No 2 (2018).