Social Science and Reform
Chapter II Development stages of the Romanian Sociology School
“The Bucharest Sociologic School” or “The School of Monographic Sociology” or “The Romanian School of Sociology”, as it was also called by H.H. Stahl (Larionescu, M., coord., 1996, p. 82), starts from the principles of the scientific and practical activities forwarded by Professor Dimitrie Gusti in his inaugural lecture given at the University of Yassy in 1910. On the 18th of March 1918, in Yassy, he founded “The Association for Social Study and Reform”, which by statute was an association for the study and implementation of social reforms; the proposal of solutions for the realisation of social reform, based on studies; contribution to the masses’ education; organisation of the seven sections by specialisations; publication of an organism of the association; presentation of social life realities in conferences, congresses, lectures, publications etc. On the 1st April 1919 the first issue of the “Archive for Social Science and Reform” is published, a press organism of the Association for the Social Study and Reform, published at the “Social Reform Editions” of Bucharest, that also published D. Gusti’s programmatic study “Social reality, science and reform”. Along with the transfer of Professor D. Gusti to the Chair of sociology, ethics and politics within the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest, the association also relocated, and the second Ordinary General Assembly of the Association for Social Study and Reform decided, on the 13th of February 1921, its transformation into the “Romanian Social Institute” (R.S.I.). The members of the R.S.I. Committee were: Chairman – D. Gusti;...
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