Title: SYNOPTICS, Part III: application of the Synoptics model for the social analysis of mass formations and organisations
Authors: Herbert Rauch
Addresses: Institute for Social Analysis, Schottenfeldgasse 25-27/533, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Abstract: 'Synoptics' - Synoptic Social Analysis is a theory and a method to diagnose social systems and social processes aiming to obtain perspectives for 'therapeutic' social action, here especially aiming for deeper understanding mass formations; diagnosing mass formations in their organisation and preparation can help to set up responding therapeutic actions. The same holds true for organisations of any size (from SME to TNE, with commercial or non-profit goals). Since - as mentioned in PART I - Synoptics believes in the (forgotten) unity of all social sciences, here with respect to mass formations and organisations we can see how Depth Psychology (Caruso, 1972), Psychoanalysis (Freud, 1921) and Group Dynamics (which works also on large scale assemblies Fest, 1937), and Sociology (Otto, 1917) have to be united in one broader perspective (i.e. here called Synoptics).
Keywords: Synoptics method; social analysis; Raoul Schindler; psychoanalysis; social sciences; social systems; challenge principle; political case studies; institute for social analysis.
International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2021 Vol.43 No.5/6, pp.571 - 592
Received: 11 Jul 2020
Accepted: 23 Sep 2020
Published online: 08 Nov 2021 *