Message to a Citizen
“Message to a Citizen” is a recipe how to make quality decisions – how to achieve results and avoid negative consequences accompanying EACH DECISION. How to create conditions for cooperation, preserve and live in harmony with the environment, society and culture.
The book you are holding in your hands was written and first published in spring 2019 in Estonian. Its original title (“ELANIKUST KODANIKUKS”) sounds different from the English translation presented here. “From a resident to a citizen.” This is meant to convey the journey that each of us must take, making sure that we remain not just an inhabitant of our country, but a person who is willing, able, and truly able to influence its present and future.
The author, Ülo Vooglaid, is a renowned sociologist, social scientist, educator, and social activist. You can read more about him and his work in the last chapter. His name is associated with numerous studies, the results of which formed the basis of the most important economic and managerial decisions in Soviet times. Ülo Vooglaid was one of those who shaped the political face of modern Estonia in the years of independence, who designed the structure of its major state systems. The book “Message to a Citizen” is a generalized and systematized presentation of the author’s civic position, based on his professional experience, accumulated knowledge, and an in-depth analysis of the development of society.