Institute of Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Center for Theoretical Studies and History of Sociology

Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences

Danilova E. N.

yadov@isras.ru | (499) 125-79-20

The Center for Theoretical Studies and History of Sociology specializes in conducting research of a fundamental nature.

The research objectives of the center are to study the history of sociology and modern achievements in theory and methodology in domestic and international social science and to research the social processes of "problematic areas" of Russian society.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Analysis of the history of sociological knowledge and modern sociological theory; discovery of heuristic possibilities and the explanatory potential of classical and contemporary theories in the research of the diversity of human society types (Department of Theory and History of Sociology, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, I.F. Devyatko).
  • Analysis and theoretical interpretation of empirical research data on social identities, solidarity practices, individualization, relationships between attitudes and social behavior, and research on various social groups (Department of Theoretical Analysis of Social Transformations, Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, E.N. Danilova).
  • Research on values and behavioral habits in work, business, politics and the private lives of representatives of mass and elite social groups (Personality Research Sector, Head: Candidate of Psychological Sciences, V.S. Magun).
  • Research on communicative practices and forms of solidarity on the Internet (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, V.V. Semenova).
  • Research on mass social movements in their interaction with non-profit organizations and other structures of civil society (Socio-Ecological Research Sector, Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, O.N. Yanitsky).

Research Methodology

Various theoretical and methodological approaches are applied in the center's research work: the theory of structural functionalism, interpretive and phenomenological sociology, and the pragmatist-activist approach.

 Theory Seminar

The center organized the permanent theory seminar "Modern Social Theory and Theoretical Sociology in Russia".

Seminar participants include employees of the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Institute for Systems Analysis, as well as teachers, students and post-graduates, members of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and representatives of Russian business.


Center for Social Research Methodology

Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Senior Research Officer

Kosolapov M. S.

mkosolapov@isras.ru | (499) 125-00-71

The research objectives of the center are theoretical justification, conceptual design, and empirical testing of the methodology, methodological procedures, and research techniques that increase the reliability of sociological information.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Methodological problems of longitudinal studies: research, development, and modification of the design of data collection in longitudinal studies. Selective and non-selective errors in mass surveys (Department of Methodology and Methods of Social Studies, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, M.S. Kosolapov).
  • Research of the basis of mathematical formalization in empirical sociology (Department of Methodology and Methods of Social Studies, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, G.G. Tatarova).
  • Methodological basis of content analysis. Concept of human mentality and its study using content analysis (Department of Methodology and Methods of Social Studies, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, E.Y. Tarshis).
  • Development of contacts between sociology and mathematics: a historical perspective (Department of Methodology and Methods of Social Studies, Head: Doctor of Economic Sciences, U.N. Tolstova).
  • Standardization of indices of empirical social studies (Data Bank Sector, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, N.I. Rostegaeva).
  • Methodological and methodical instruments for measuring social, political, civil and legal affiliation dynamics in the Russian Federation from 1966 to 2013 (structural changes in social activity, awareness, and other ideological factors in popular mentality), (Data Bank Sector, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, A.V. Zhavoronkov).
  • Social cohesion as a basis for steady democratic development in post-totalitarian society: methodology of analysis (Sector of Social Process Research Methodology, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, G.M. Denisovsky).
  • Older generation: social and psychological aspects of life activities (Sector of Social Process Research Methodology, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, T.Z. Kozlova).
  • Social and structural changes in rural Russian during the post-reform period (Sector of Social Process Research Methodology, Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, M.N. Mukhanova).
  • Place and possibilities for using content analysis in various types of social studies (Sector of Continuous Applied Studies, Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, V.A. Mansurov).
  • Methodological problems in the organization and conducting of applied social research (Sector of Continuous Applied Studies, Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, U.B. Epikhina).

Center for the Sociology of Education, Science and Culture

Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor

Klucharev G. A.

Kliucharev@mail.ru | (495) 670-27-40

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Education as a factor of differentiation and integration in modern Russia (Department of Sociology of Education, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, D.L. Konstantinovsky);
  • Continuing professional education and the labor market (Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, G.A. Klucharev);
  • Cultural characteristics of interaction between tradition and innovation in post-Soviet Russia (Sector of Sociology of Culture, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, A.B. Gofman);
  • Formation of social and cultural attitudes, popular values, and preserved traditions of civic society in Russia in view of a new political reality and a sociocultural basis for its activity (Sector of Research of Sociocultural Development of Russian Regions, Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences,I.A. Khaly);
  • Social and scientific knowledge during the period of social transformations in Russia (Sector of Sociology of Science, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, L.A. Kozlova);
  • Teenage socialization in education: the role of family and school in an information society (Head: E.I. Pronina);
  • Study of sociocultural traditions, innovations, and solidarity in Russia and in the world, the social and cultural characteristics of civilized changes in employee work culture (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, A.B. Gofman);
  • Epistemological and ethnographic analysis of everyday social awareness, "world view", frames of mind in different social groups due to changes in Russian society and the need for a scientific approach to social policy regarding these groups (Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, L.A. Kozlova).

Center for the Studies of Social Structure and Stratification

Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor

Golenkova Z. T.

golenko@isras.ru | (499) 128-46-50

The research objectives of the center are to study the social structure of Russian society. Attention is focused on analysis of the interaction of occupational dynamics and social transformation of Russian society during the post-Soviet modernization period. Issues of new social structure formation are often observed as one of the most theoretically difficult and under-researched effects of reformation.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Main types of social stratification and differentiation in different regions of the country (Department of Social Structure, Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Z.T. Golenkova); 
  • Social mobility and social institutes in countries with economies in transition (Sector of Social Mobility, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, M.F. Chernysh);
  • Separate professional groups – resource layers of society: mechanics of formation, social dynamics, causes, and directions of social status changes (Sector of Sociology of Profession and Professional Groups, Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, V.A. Mansurov);
  • Characteristics of self-preservative behavior in teenagers, college students, and adults (Sector of Social Health Problems, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, I.V. Zhuravleva);
  • Problems of social stratification of the rural population during the post-Soviet period (Sector of Rural Sociology (Krasnodar), Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, A.A. Khagurov).

Center for the Study of Adaptation Process in a Changing Society

Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences

Kozyreva P. M.

pkozyreva@isras.ru | (499) 128-27-30

The research objectives of the center are research of adaptive processes during sociocultural transformation and modernization of Russian society. The center is focused on the issue of adaptation of different social groups and individuals to ongoing social changes.

The main objective is to determine and measure the adaptive potential of different social groups.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Social adaptation dynamics in the context of modernization of Russian society, problems of increasing its role in achieving sustainable development of the country (Department of Social Adaptation Dynamics, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, P.M. Kozyreva);
  • Comprehensive analysis of gender-based behavior in the context of adaptation to new social, economic, and cultural conditions: transformation of marriage, family, and parenthood in Russia; monitoring the effectiveness of state family policies; trends in corporate family policy development; analysis of parenting organizations' activities and the movements and family and parenting institutes (Sector of Sociology of Family, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, T.A. Gurko);
  • Deviation as a mechanism for variability in the organization and development of social systems and its dual impact: positive and negatively dysfunctional (Sector of Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, M.E. Pozdnyakova);
  • Comprehensive analysis of factors heavily affecting the relations of social subjects to the legitimacy of various threats; search for strategies, tactics, models and means for reaching a socially acceptable risk level as a condition of adaptation; problem of inequality in risk distribution and social responsibility in modern Russia (Sector of Risk and Catastrophe Problems, Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, A.V. Mozgovaya).
  • Dynamics of everyday behavior of large social groups in verbal and objective time criteria, trends in changes in value and normative perceptions and in real behavior, directions of adaptive process (Sector of Research of Everyday Activities and Time Budget, Head: Candidate of Economic Sciences, T.M. Karakhanova).

Center for the Study of Inter-Ethnic Relations

Head: Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor

Drobizheva L. M.

drobizheva@yandex.ru | (499) 128-56-51

The research objectives of the center are to study interethnic relations, civil and ethnic identity, ethnic aspects of social differentiation in a transforming Russian society, dynamics of the ethnic aspect of migration, and potential for integration trends in multiethnic Russia.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Research of social differentiation of ethnic groups, characteristics of the social status of interacting ethnic groups in forecasting regions and ethnic groups' adaptation to modern activities (Department of Ethnic Sociology, Head: Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, L.M. Drobizheva);
  • Interrelations of national, civil, ethnic, and religious identity and solidarity in a transforming Russian society. Factors for preventing xenophobia and extremism (Department of Ethnic Sociology, Head: Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, L.M. Drobizheva);
  • Social and cultural aspects of migration processes, study of migrant workers' adaptation and integration, analysis of ethnic and social stratification of immigrants, national immigration policy, and prevention of growing social tension due to uncontrolled immigration (Sector of Migration and Integration Research, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, V.I. Mukomel);
  • Research of practices of expat communities in using ethnic and religious identity as a resource for integration into local communities and minimization of risks of forming ethnic enclaves, local models of migrant workers from CIS countries integrating into local communities and motivating them to develop a Russian civic identity. (Migration Conflict Generation Group, Head: Associate Member, A.V. Dmitriev);
  • Multicultural characteristics of consumption. Research of consumption and consumer culture. The goal of this research is consolidation of the latest theories of consumption, integrated in the general sociological theory of globalization (Multicultural Consumption Research Group, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, N.E. Pokrovsky);
  • Transformation processes and sociocultural relations in Baltic countries ("Russian-Baltic Center" Group, Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, R.H. Simonyan).

Center for the Study of Religion in a Contemporary Society

Head: Doctor of Political Sciences

Loginov A. V.

isras@isras.ru | (495) 632-47-05

The research objectives of the center are to study religion as a global work view and sustainable sociocultural institute affecting different areas of personal and social life. The main objective is to analyze the specifics of the modern spiritual mentality of Russians, new phenomena in religion and the church, their relations with society, government and political institutes, and to determine the specifics of these relations in multi-faith Russian civilization.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Social portrait of the modern believer, characteristics of their mentality, education, gender, age, profession, and other traits;
  • Causes, gist, challenges, and results of a "religious renaissance": social and moral effects of religion on people's life, social and political orientation and behavior;
  • Modern relations between the religious and the social;
  • Religion and politics;
  • Religious factor in identification: effect of religious self-identification on the whole specter of other identities;
  • Religious component of ethnic realization as a means for manipulating the popular mindset and movements;
  • Inter-faith relations, problems of religious tolerance and religious intolerance;
  • Concept of Russian civilization as a methodological basis for the explanation of religious processes in Russia;
  • Orthodox-Muslim dialog in Russia: history and modern age.

 


Center for the Sociology of Management and Social Technology

 Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor

Tikhonov A. V.

alvast@isras.ru | (499) 128-91-05

The research objectives of the center are social process management, organization and self-organization on societal, institutional, and managerial levels, local autonomy, development of sociology of management as a research discipline.

The practical goals are the search and development of a national model of innovative development management that would be adequate for internal and external challenges as well as regional sociocultural differences.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Meta-project with regional participation “Governmental and social groups' readiness for radical modernization of the national management system” (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, A.V. Tikhonov);
  • Citizen participation as feedback in vertically integrated management systems (Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, A.A. Merzlyakov);
  • Communication and network activity of different social groups as a prerequisite for improving governmental and management relations (Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, V.A. Shilova);
  • Information technology in practical management: methodology and methods (Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, V.S. Bogdanov);
  • Reform of local self-governing bodies in the context of the problem of modernization of governmental and management relations in the country (Head: Candidate of Sociological Sciences, E.M. Akimkin);
  • Social management technology as the subject for theoretical and methodological analysis and the product of applied research (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, V.V. Scherbina).

The Laboratory of Information and Social Technologies (LIST), founded by the Center in 2008, performs applied research for organizations and institutions.


Center for Regional Sociology and Conflictology Studies

Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor

Markin V. V.

markin@isras.ru | (499) 724-21-80

The scientific problem the Center is focused on is analysis of the inconsistency between the need to consolidate the Russian society as a whole and on regional level and diversity of subjective and objective factors standing in its way, including rapidly changing and unbalanced internal and external conditions.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Social modeling of regions based on the correlation between global Russian and regional (social and territorial) identification (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, V.V. Markin);
  • Branding in regional identification and social modeling (Head: Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, A.N. Chumikov);
  • Convergence and divergence of Russian regions with regard to international experience (Head: Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, V.V. Voronov);
  • Main factors of social tension in regions and national security in Russia (Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Assistant Professor, A.V. Kinsburgsky);
  • Social, territorial, and ethnic identification in regional communities (Head: Candidate of Historical Sciences, Assistant Professor, V.M. Peshkova);
  • Social effectiveness of regional management (Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Assistant Professor, A.U. Hots).

Center for Complex Social Studies

Head: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences

Petukhov V. V

petuhovvv@mail.ru | (495) 632-47-05

The Center conducts research focused on comprehensive study of socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political conditions of the Russian society transformation, including dynamics of social structure, transformation of behavioral practices in socio-economic and socio-political fields, cultural dynamics etc.

The Center annually carries out large-scale nationwide sociological researches on socio-economic and socio-political issues.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Socio-cultural transformation of Russian society
  • Social stratification and social structure transformation in Russian society
  • Democratic values and institutions in Russian Society
  • Political participation and civic activism

Center for Political Science and Political Sociology

Head: Doctor of Political Sciences

Zhelezniakov A. S.

zhelezniakovas@yahoo.com | (499) 125-80-22

The Center for Political Science and Political Sociology researches different problems of society and state from the point of view of political science and political sociology.

Work is conducted in the following areas:

  • Political process, political institutes and changes (parliament systems; party and electoral systems; electoral processes; features of democracy in post-socialist society; structures and organizations of civil society; problems of distinction and influence of formal and informal norms on political behavior; social changes)
  • Social policy and management (transformation of society and social policy in Russia and the West countries; national models of the social state and systems of the labor relations; Russian policy of social reforms; labor and trade-union movements; political marketing)
  • Globalization and national states (world social development; processes of global migration; food and environmental problems; functioning of political and social systems of the world countries)

Scientific-Educational Center

Head: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor

Golenkova Z. T.

golenko@isras.ru | (499) 128-46-50

Scientific-Educational Center of the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences offers a training programme 39.06.01 – “Sociological Sciences”. The aim of the Center is to prepare future researchers and teachers with high qualification.

The Center provides training in the following fields:

  • theory, methodology and history of sociology;
  • social structure, social institute and processes;
  • economic sociology and demography;
  • sociology of management;
  • sociology of culture;
  • political sociology.

There is a department of professional development and additional education in the field of sociological science.


 IT-Center

 Head: Grigorieva E. I.

delo@isras.ru | (495)719-04-71

 

 

IT-Center supports a stable work of computers and integrates the modern information technologies in the different fields of the Institute’s activities:

  • IT-Center equips the workplaces with a modern software and integrates cloud services;
  • IT-Center upgrades technologies of data collection for quantitative rating of employees’ activities.

 The Internet activities:

  • The Institute’s Internet-portal: creates and contents new sections on the websites;
  • Social media marketing: Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte, YouTube;
  • IT-Center creates new pages on “Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia”, “Russian Scientists” and so on;
  • IT-Center helps scientific journals where the Institute is the cofounder with methodological issues: creates and contents a specialized Internet resource.

 IT-Center holds:

  • methodical seminars about the work organization in the international systems of citation “Web of Science” and “Scopus”. IT-Center prepares presentations for scientific reports, explains the features of publications in the electronic format, and increases visualization of data presentation in the format of diagrams;
  • a regular seminar “Information Technologies in Research Work” including the correspondence seminars: “Difference of an Electronic Edition from Printing”, “Development of the Sociological Tools” and “About Presentations, About Slides”.