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THE DECLARATION

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Israel is one of few places on the Globe where dominants of different historical epochs, such as religions, cultures, world outlooks interlace fantastic unique knots of contradictions.

On the one hand, they give rise to sharp social conflicts, which oppose one group of the population to another, deepen the gap between extreme social layers, incite to secret and evident emigration, paralyze one's will, weaken safety, the spirit of the nation and international position of the state as well as distract resources which could be used to increase the standard of living. Certainly, each such case is specific. Just for that reason, each time we have to answer the same questions: "How should we analyze it, how can the problem be discovered, formulated and solved; how to make the actions effective?" It is important that, more often then not, we fail to find suitable and timely response to these challenges of time.

On the other hand, just these very phenomena may lead to the sources of spiritual, cultural, social and economic development, if treat them as problems. That means, to assume that our hardships and failures, insufficiently intelligent actions are frequently rooted in the fact that our concepts, schemes, approaches, programs, knowledge and etc., that is to say our means of apprehension, are not adequate. The nowadays reality is quickly changing, and our means of apprehension which used to let us cope with situation more often fail. To specify which tools and why do not work in a specific situation means to formulate the problem. To solve it, we have to update the tools and/or the ways of their application. In other words, there is a chance to turn the contradictions into a benefit, if to regard them as problems of our thinking organization.

Idea of Conference is result of the specified two sides of the situation - to develop problem approach to the situation and fix it as the idea of a New Public Institute. We see its purpose in development, cultivation and spreading the ideology of development and problem approach to the solution of public contradictions. Today we are in need of the increase of intellectual infrastructure as much as we require the creation of economic infrastructures supporting further increase in manufacture, transport, communication etc. The New Public Institute of development could be a significant contribution to the intellectual infrastructure development. The Institute would at any moment be ready to provide professionals and experts, not substituting them, with means and methods of various social problem analysis, revealing, setting and solution. For example, at presence of the appropriate funds, the Institute could financially and conceptually support innovations, develop for them the organizational projects (circuits of organization of activity), carry out independent conflict and ontological examinations of the large technical or humanitarian projects, carry out the programs of methodological education, prepare and be included in reforming of educational and engineering systems, etc.

From the point of view of the current intellectual situation we have to state that the widespread scientific approach to solution of troubles that politicians, businessmen, engineers and managers come across rather frequently nowadays, is not adequate. The scientific approach provides us with means of research and creating theories, but not with ones of analyses and setting problems, thus leading to just accumulation of unsettled problems within its frame. Its unlimited application has already driven us to the deadlocks of thinking and action. It was already clear even in the first half of the last century. Eventually, it is time for us to learn a lesson from the situation and pay attention to the approaches within the framework of other styles of thinking already fixed in modern culture.

From the public point of view, the democracy is not exhausted by the periodic acts of authority formation. The more resolute the state shares the burden of thinking with social institutions, the more opportunities will appear for social development and democracy.

Considering our international position, we will get a chance to set a precedent that might be useful for other countries and nations as well. Analysis and influence on the situations in other countries might, in their turn, be considered and used as a resource our internal problems solution.

One more working framework - social stability - occurs, when we pay attention to a prevailing type of the Israeli social structure: clan-community. It differs by a high degree of autonomy and closing. Mass alia of the 90-th could not join in one of the Israeli communities as well as not create the community, as in its culture there are no appropriate norms. Repatriaters exist in social space between communinitis, there are no adequate means and ways structurization. Therefore alia became the objective reason of social destabilization, which accrues from year to year. The measures for the sanction of this situation, which are now offered, for example, restriction alia at the expense of reconsideration of the Law about Returning, are a reflex of elementary vertebratesless, in response to a touch. These measures speak only about sharp deficiency of ways and means of the analysis, problematization and change of the public order.

Declaring such a semantic frameworks of the Conference, we take up a downpour of serious and complex issues:

We believe, that setting and discussing this kind of issues at such a Conference, search and ascertaining spiritual, methodological, theoretical and cultural bases of their solution, in view of nation traditions, will become a significant step towards the formation of The New Public Institute of Development. We would like to obtain these bases, as the main target of the Conference, but the nearest aim is to realize where we should search for them and how to create. In both cases, our intention and action comprehension level will be confirmed by forming efficient international groups capable of proceeding with the work on the way towards The Institute creation.

The efficiency of the results is more valuable for us then their validity. Therefore, we do guarantee neither administrative positions nor satisfaction of academic vanity to the participants.

Taking into consideration the type and nature of the expected result of the Conference, we consider that it should be also organized as infrastructure, an intellectual base for presentation and setting problems in socio-cultural situation, as condition suitable for cultivation of the new ideas which could be used for the specific problems solution. We do not intend to put The Institute into preinvented form, the participants during the discussion will certainly, define it. May be, it will be a communication network, and our site, as part of it, will not only present intellectual results but also show how the intellectual work is being carried out.

In its turn, it means, that the object-thematic frameworks of the Conference are not preset, they can be anyone. The topics of the discussion may by of different kind. We will welcome any progress in any professional activity and presentation of works in the fields of social policy, education, traditional doctrine, relations with compatriots abroad, engineering, medicine, safety, ecology, immigrants absorption, inventory activities, antiterrorism, international relations, democracy, business, city and regional development, etc., if there are participants interested in the discussion within the framework offered and in the development of these spheres of activity. The focus, providing development and realization of all possible initiatives in the long-time period, will, certainly, be education reforming. The content of materials should be arranged so, that it will be easier to set problem or by the other himself, or in the process of discussion.

Also forms and genres of presented materials are not limited - articles, theses, reports, projects or applications to projects, programs, organization projects, fiction works, etc. The terms of handing in the materials see in Notice #2.

In the name of the Conference we underline the applied side of it. As for "System Approach" and "System Methodology", these terms should be understood, first of all, as the designations of certain "places", where the participants of the Conference will present some individual tools for their work during the Conference and after it. Limits and conditions of their applications are also should be discussed and problems be set. Therefore pragmatical materials related to non-system and even antisystem approach are quite possible.

The performance of the above-mentioned tasks of the Conference, obviously, requires wide and serious representation of not only experts, governmental structures and public organizations of Israel, but also international participation and support both political and financial.

We are sure that discussion of the submitted materials will become a significant component of the Conference success. We, together, will start the preliminary discussion in Internet: www.geocities.com/anatoly_49447 . We are looking forward to discussion and criticism, first, of the given Declaration, which will enable us specify more precisely aims, frameworks and some terms of the Conference arrangement. We hope that the site will become the place of meeting and mutual enrichment of intellectual and cultural initiatives, the place, where ways and methods of their realization will be worked out. We also hope, that materials sited will give us better understanding of the intellectual situation and offer suitable work programs in order to overcome its difficulties.

Let us make the Conference together!

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