Russian Universities: Organizational Specifics and Development Benchmarks Choice

Publication type Article
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Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12

Evolution of the research issues of local self-government in Russian sociology from the last third of the 20th century to the present is traced in the article. Methodology of research – analysis of texts of articles, monographs, dissertations. Three stages of evolution of representations of the national sociologists about local self-government are offered: soviet, post- soviet, modern. Tendencies of research evolution are defined: development of different approaches to the study of local selfgovernment; growth of interdisciplinary research; complex analysis of municipal practice; perception of individuals and local communities as subjects of governance (self-government); formation of the objectsubject area of sociological analysis of self-governing practices. Specifics of the sociological approach to the study of local self-government are shown.  

KeywordsRussian sociology, local self-government, evolution of research issues of local selfgovernment, sociological approach to the analysis of local self-government
Publication date09.01.2019
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