On the History of the Formation of Sociology in the Republic of Belarus


Danilov А.N.

Corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Dr. Sci. (Sociology), Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus a.danilov@tut.by

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Danilov А.N. On the History of the Formation of Sociology in the Republic of Belarus. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 11. P. 119-127



Abstract

The article examines the historical path of sociology in the Republic of Belarus highlighting three stages of the development of sociology at BSU and reveals their content and features. After the restoration of state sovereignty, the range of research is expanding, covering the study of the post-Soviet world transformation, the rooting of the Belarusian statehood, the study of the value orientations of various social groups of the population of the republic, the peculiarities of their socialization and identification. It is concluded that the sociological science at BSU has completed the stage of institutionalization and nowadays it is actively developing at the university. The university staff includes well-known specialists who provide highly qualified personnel with competencies to work in conditions of global instability to give an adequate response to the new challenges of the time.


Keywords
Institutionalization of sociology in Republic of Belarus; Belarusian State University; Department of Sociology and Primitive Culture; Problematic Research Laboratory of Sociological Studies; Sector of Applied Sociology; S.Z. Katsenbogen; G.P. Davidyuk

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