Vulnerability of social analysts’ perceptions of war: opportunities to overcome


The article is devoted to the social analysis of problems of war and peacebuilding. Based on the use of analytical-descriptive, comparative methods, as well as the method of classifications, war has been studied as a phenomenon, a concept, a practice of digital society and a social problem. The authors generalise the conceptualisation of war in the optics theoretical and methodological approaches: philosophical, historical, sociological, economic, socio-psychological, political, ethical, and cultural. The common features of these approaches are highlighted. First, almost all these approaches attempt an analytical view of war. Secondly, the theme of war is considered in the systemic dichotomy “war – peace”. Third, the focus is on the hybridity of modern forms of war and peace. Fourth, there is an active search for mechanisms to move from a “culture of war” to a “culture of peace”. Such mechanisms are primarily counteraction to the militarized worldview through the spread of the idea of peace, knowledge of peace and active tolerance; formation of new world order and its institutional design; professionalisation of analytical communities; mediatisation of the results of analytical activities in the context of digitalisation of various spheres of public life. The result and novelty of the study is to identify the authors of such basic types of the vulnerability of analysts’ perceptions of war, namely: vulnerability due to unwillingness (both professional and personal and personal) of experts to cooperate in an interdisciplinary space; information and communication vulnerability; socio-technological vulnerability; vulnerability due to the lack of analytical communities and their weak demand and institutional support. Requirements for analysts on war and peace as specialists in information and analytical activities have been developed. Areas of application of results – information consulting, education, public administration, mass media. Prospects for further scientific research – further in-depth research of the role of sociology of war and sociology of war in the information component of war and peace.

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