Designing regional socio-cultural spase in the Republic of Buryatia

Designing regional socio-cultural spase in the Republic of Buryatia

Tartygasheva G.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Department of Political Science and Sociology of Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russia

Tsybikov T.M.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Department of Social and Cultural Activities of East Siberian State Institute of Culture, Minister of Culture of Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Russia.

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Tartygasheva G.V., Tsybikov T.M. Designing regional socio-cultural spase in the Republic of Buryatia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2018. No 4. P. 138-144


Тhe article analyzes experiences of designing socio-cultural changes at the regional and municipal levels in Buryatia. The main task of socio-cultural design is to create the space for a comfortable harmonious living, self-expression and self-realization of the people. The side effects of reforming the sphere of culture are a massive reduction of rural cultural institutions thus further exacerbating the socio-cultural situation and reducing the quality of life of provincial residents. Ideas of decentralization, multiobjectivity and freedom are, in practice, difficult to realize because of widespread paternalistic values among the population and inherited social obligations to the Russian state. In our country, state authorities and budgetary cultural institutions continue to shape and implement cultural policy, with an underdeveloped civil society and weak participation of other subjects of socio-cultural processes. According to the panel sociological survey “Actual problems of reforming municipal institutions of culture of the Republic of Buryatia”, most experts participating in the study from 2012 to 2016, consider that the former (centralized) system of management and financing of the sphere of culture is not a relic and an outdated model of the organization of a sociocultural space, but on the contrary, the most transferring, which allows achieving significant creative successes and positive socio-cultural changes based on high professional standards. The state, first of all, should be interested in preserving and multiplying Soviet heritage, this productive model.

socio-cultural space; socio-cultural design; state and municipal cultural institutions; the Republic of Buryatia


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