Fundamentals of Studying Social Infrastructure in the Context of Cognitive-Network Paradigm
Authors: Tulchynska S. O., Kyrychenko S. O.
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The article is aimed at determining approaches to studying social infrastructure
as a system, making use of cognitive-network paradigm. To address
the aim, following tasks have been formulated: substantiating and defining
paradigm of the study; the features proper to social infrastructure, general
and specific signs of system, external factors and their impact on social infrastructure.
Research is based on cognitive-network paradigm, which, in turn,
helped us to come to conclusions that social infrastructure should be considered
as a system, implementation of the main functions of which are related
to providing for the vital needs and formation of conditions for the spiritual,
social, economic and intellectual development of population, as well as activity
of the objects, linked by the appropriate relationships of varying complexity
and degree of interaction, with its proper complexity, multielementarity
and structure. It is substantiated that combination of selected subsystems of
the social infrastructure creates her integrity and unity, being in permanent
relationships with each other. It has been proven that the subsystems, united
in a common integrity, represent properties which are far superior than properties
of each individual subsystem alone. Each subsystem can at the same
time be considered as a whole entity.