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Modernity in Lithuania

Lithuania’s Progress Strategy “Lithuania 2030” calls Lithuanian citizens to build a modern State open to the world and preserving its national identity. When reflecting upon or designing the principles for building modern Lithuanian society, it is important to understand the current status of modernity: what are the modernity processes completed or on-going in Lithuania, their social, political, economic and cultural outcomes.

The objective of the Programme is to study the processes of modernity, modernisation and the process of modernisation of the society, i.e. the processes of emergence and development of the modern society, and their impact upon the national state, the identity, cultural identity and memory, obtain new scientific knowledge and produce insights significant for the further understanding of the political, social and cultural processes in the modern Lithuanian, the sustainable development of the Lithuanian State and the society, and the European integration.

Two tasks are designed to meet this objective.

Task 1

Task 2

Carry out fundamental research in the concepts of modernity and modernisation and the related processes, having regard of the set of multiple modernities; apply for the purpose of the research a range of theoretical, comparative and interdisciplinary accesses and innovative methods; carry out an integrated research of the factors and processes of modernisation of culture, forms and images of modern culture, evolution of the modern man, his cultural and artistic expression   Examine the social, economic and political modernisation conditions, and the impact upon the public and cultural development; carry out historical and comparative research of political and national community, disclose the forms and the dissemination of the modern political ideas and structures, political and civil culture  

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Further information is provided by chief officer Vilija Rubinaitė tel. +370 676 16657, e-mail vilija.rubinaite@lmt.lt