Future as a problem of contemporary sociology

Future as a problem of contemporary sociology

Romanovskiy N.V.

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Russian State University for Humanities, Deputy Head Editor “Sotsiologitcheskie Issledovaniya” journal, Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology of Federal Сenter for Applied and Theoretical research, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia socis@isras.ru

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Romanovskiy N.V. Future as a problem of contemporary sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 11. P. 13-22


Interest for future comes back – thus one may assess recent shifts in publication topics in international sociology. Relevant data are presented and foci in world sociological periodicals publications on this trend are analyzed, in particular reaction in academic and public circles to T. Piketty’s forecast of growing – up to 2070th – wealth polarization. Tentative issues for discussions among Russian sociologists of their country’s future are offered along with characteristics of dicourse of future of our country stressing key role in it of sociology and historical sociology. Mainlines of relevant empirical research accents are formulated.

sociology of future; world sociology; discorse of future; T. Pikettty; social conflicts; historical sociology; future of Russia
Content No 11, 2015