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7045 -- KLAGES, HELMUT & THOMAS GENSICKE

Wertesynthese. Funktional oder dysfunktional?
Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 58.2006:332-351

Keywords: value change, synthesis of values, ideologies, hierarchies of values, social change, conformism, duty orientation, self-actualisation

##Value synthesis - Functional or dysfunctional?
The paper shows in contrast to the critique of the theory of value-synthesis by S. Roßteutscher ("On Realists and Conformists - A Critique of the Theory of Value Synthesis", in KZFSS 57: 543-549) that the concept of value-synthesis corresponds with fundamental trends of the process of value change in modern societies. According to the paper it reflects moreover a promising way of coping successfully with the challenges of globalization. The paper traces the development of the concept, and outlines its theoretical background.##

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