Society without sociology or sociologists without society

Simonyan R.Kh.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Chief Researcher of the Center for European Studies MGIMO University, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Economics RAS, Moscow, Russia

ID of the Article: 5866

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Simonyan R.Kh. Society without sociology or sociologists without society. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 12. P. 41-51


Russia plays a crucial role in the modern world. Processes in our country have a huge impact on its sustainability and development. The approaching 25th anniversary of reform actualizes the analysis of causes that led to the current state of Russian society, and the establishment of a diagnosis, as a task of sociology as a general social science. The article discusses combination of factors – historical, ideological, ethical, organizational, etc. that impede implementation of this task by social scientists.

sociology in Russia and in the West; the disintegration of the general knowledge; diagnosis of the state of society
Content No 12, 2015