Some problems of contemporary Russian sociological discourse

Kirdina-Chandler S.G.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Chief Researcher, Head of the sector for the evolution of social and economic systems, Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

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Kirdina-Chandler S.G. Some problems of contemporary Russian sociological discourse. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 3. P. 148-153


The paper delves into problems of academic discourse in contemporary Russian sociological community. One of the articles presented in SOCIS is analyzed as the case. Among the problems are tendentious interpretations of texts by other sociologists, unfair citing and lack of referencing Russian sociologists who work in the same field. The main causes of these problems are often due to either explicit or implicit “ideological bias” among researchers, “egoistic behavior” strategies, insufficient sociological education and continued “encapsulation” of the Russian sociological community in relation to world sociology.

sociology; scientific discourse; scientific communication; Russia; the theory of institutional matrices; civil society; civic participation
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