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Elena Zdravomyslova

Public Sociology in the Russian Context

by Svetlana Yaroshenko and Elena Zdravomyslova

In this piece, we discuss the challenges facing public sociology in today’s Russia. The underlying question we address is: What can we say of professional commitment in a political regime whose name is still to be found? We are currently living the real dystopian nightmare of the “special military operation” – the war in Ukraine – and here we describe its effects on sociology in statu nascendi. We refer to the discussions...

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Global Dialogue’s Russian Team

by Elena Zdravomyslova, Anna Kadnikova, Elena Nikiforova, Asja Voronkova, Alexander Kondakov, Yuliya Martinavichene and Ekaterina Moskaleva

Our team is a flexible one. The core group of translators are Elena Nikiforova, Anna Kadnikova, and Asja Voronkova. Others contribute to the project more or less regularly and we expect new team members as well as a certain rotation. We belong to different sociological institutions. Currently the results of the project are disseminated by the St Petersburg Sociological Association which is the regional branch of the Russian Sociological Society. We are happy...

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Turkic Sociology in a Eurasian Space

by Elena Zdravomyslova

Leading scholars in the social sciences and humanities from Russia, European countries, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan came to Ufa to participate in the fourth World Congress of Turkic Sociologists, 4-6 September, 2011. The theme was: “Eurasian space: Civilizational Potential of Turkic-speaking Countries and Russian Regions in the 21st Century.” The first World Congress took place in Turkey in 2005, followed...

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Attention: An authoritarian regime threatens sociology!

by Elena Zdravomyslova

Historians of science have shown that the development of sociology is directly related to the structure of society and its political regime. Authoritarian political regimes hinder the development of social studies, and sociology, if it survives, becomes a transmission belt of repressive rule. In such conditions independent sociological examination becomes impossible, and repression can threaten the position, and sometimes even the life, of the sociologist. This...

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