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https://doi.org/10.21857/m16wjc6479

The International Statistical Congress (1853-1876) and its Contemporary Reception in Croatia

Nikola Tomašegović orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3885-1591 ; Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska


Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 338 Kb

str. 199-220

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The aim of this paper is to highlight the historiographically largely negle-cted phenomenon of the International Statistical Congress (1853-1876). The introductory chapter provides an outline of the Congress activities and of the main problems that surfaced while it was being held. The next chapter focuses on the roots of the problems that emerged in the workings of the Congress, traced to an ambiguous relationship between the Enlightenment-based concept of the Congress and the transforming social and political landscape of nine-teenth-century Europe. The ideal of independent science and the utilitarian goals of the participating governments are identified as the main obstruction in the efficient implementation of the Congress resolutions. The final chapter elucidates the Congress discussions concerning the theoretical and methodo-logical foundations of nationality statistics, in which the statistical relationship between language and nationality represents the central problem. The differing approaches to the mentioned problem are interpreted as mainly determined by the specific political contexts of the respective states and empires. Lastly, in an attempt to contribute to the history of knowledge transfers, also presented is Croatian reception and the ways in which Croatian statisticians adopted and adapted the concepts and ideas produced and discussed at the International Statistical Congress.

Ključne riječi

statistics, International Statistical Congress, Enlightenment, nationality statistics, knowledge transfers, knowledge receptions

Hrčak ID:

224973

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/224973

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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