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Sociology by Yogesh Atal

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Chapter 3

 

1. It may be of interest to know that UNESCO developed an inter-governmental programme to focus attention on interactions between Man and the natural environment. It was called Man and the Biosphere Programme, or MAB. The Social Science Sector also wanted to develop a programme along the same lines with the title Man and the Sociosphere, or MAS. For some reasons, however, another nomenclature was proposed, so it would appear to be different from MAB. Since I was a member of the social science sector, I proposed Management of Social Transformations, or MOST for the new programme, and it was unanimously accepted. This limited the programme's scope to social change, and to its management dimension. Interestingly, the word Management ...

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