Apertures to the future:
the culture of complicacy and of self-organization

Neklessa A.I.,

Chairman of the Commission on the social and cultural globalization; member of the Bureau of the Scientific Council “History of World Culture” at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Head of the Laboratory for Geo-economic Analysis, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, neklessa@intelros.ru

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2015.01.08
ID of the Article: 4945

For citation:

Neklessa A.I. Apertures to the future: the culture of complicacy and of self-organization. – Polis. Political Studies. 2015. No 1. P. 85-110 (In Russ.) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2015.01.08


Each individual human inhabitant of the Earth is just the least possible unit of the social universe which is nowadays in the course of historic transit to a new, unstable, perhaps permanently mobile condition. The world arrangement that was established in the epoch of Modernity, is in crisis, and its foundation, i.e. national state, is inalterably losing its past actuality. Humanity, abiding its fate in the situation of struggle for the future, produces innovational forms of political organization of society: the world regulating organs, countries-systems, various subsidiary autonomies and separatist formations (quasi-sovereign states), geoeconomic integries, states-corporations, hardly formalized politically influential communities (anthropo-social structures) etc. In the disperse trans-frontier milieu, it is the factor of socio-cultural gravitation that is gaining ever growing importance. The crisis of the phenomenon of national statehood affected both the genetic constructions of Modernity culture and, as well, those territories (also embraced/seized by the said culture), which pretty often just simulated the institutions of national state, with no spare time to create anew its foundation, i.e. civil society. The final (inasmuch as identifiable by now) attainments of the planetary system which is forming in the meantime, are: a) the highly organized transnational neonomadical community (New North) and b) the territories of neoarchaization, that are controlled by field commanders, are making use of the prescriptions/resources of the «trophy economics» and are «allotted» with metastases of the culture of death. The process ofcomplication of the social cosmos is accompanied by axiological and gnoseological crisis, stimulates radical reorganization of the research process, especially in sociohumanitarian disciplines. What is to be observed are: renovation of the structure and of the character of intellectual corporations, of the methodology of khowledge-action-direction; development of high humanitarian technologies (high hume); revaluation of the role of non-material assets; genesis of the complexly organized personality, assimilation by the said personality of the new cognitive spaces, as well as codes of highly adaptive self-organization. It is the Big Bang – a large-scale anthropological and social revolution – that awaits the anthropological universe in a not so remote future.

crisis of the future; anthropological revolution; sociocultural upheaval; identity; direction; intellectual corporations; non-material assets.

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