Institutional matrix theory:
a critical review

Chernysh M.F.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, First Deputy Director for Research and Education at the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Chernysh M.F. Institutional matrix theory: a critical review. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 10. P. 74-83


The papers reflects on the role and meaning of institutional matrixes in the making of modem societies. Capabilities and limitations of institutional analysis are discussed with regard to current history of our country as proposed by S.G. Kirdina aha widely opening vistas for diagnostics of challenges facing Russian society. This trend in its extreme forms, however, amounts to sociological monism and hinders penetration into real causes of changes in contemporary world.

social institutions; institutional matrixes; social changes; individualization
Content No 10, 2015