Transformation of object field of governance and administration sociology
new challenges


Zborovsky G.Е.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia garoldzborovsky@gmail.com

Ambarova P.A.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Prof., Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia borges75@mail.ru

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Zborovsky G.Е., Ambarova P.A. Transformation of object field of governance and administration sociology: new challenges. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 7. P. 48-57




Abstract

The article offers a review of the Russian researchers positions regarding the object field of governance and administration sociology as reflected in monographs and textbooks published in 2000–2015. It shows the main trends in the characteristics of this object field: division of governance and administration sociology, sociology of organization, and sociology of management; differentiation of social management and governance and administration sociology; expansion of interdisciplinary cooperation of governance and administration sociology with other branches of sociological and managerial knowledge; strengthening practical orientation and theoretical and methodological basis of governance and administration sociology; changing views on the relationship between subject and object of management, and emphasizing essence of management as its interaction between subject and object. We consider classification of approaches to the interpretation of object field of governance and administration sociology and main principles of its definition. Among these principles: correspondence between object fields of governance and administration sociology and sociology as a science in general; autonomy of object field of governance and administration sociology; connection between object and subject of governance and administration sociology; interdisciplinary connections of governance and administration sociology with social, humanitarian, natural sciences; methodological pluralism of governance and administration sociology. In the last part of the article the authors propose their vision of goals, object, and subject of governance and administration sociology.


Keywords
governance and administration sociology; object and subject of governance and administration sociology; classification approaches to subject field of governance and administration sociology; principles of definition the subject field of governance and administration sociology
Content No 7, 2016