Russian Theoretical Sociology Today: On the Pages of Sociological Studies

Russian Theoretical Sociology Today: On the Pages of Sociological Studies

Romanovskiy N.V.

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS, Deputy Editor of the journal «Sociological Studies», Professor of Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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Romanovskiy N.V. Russian Theoretical Sociology Today: On the Pages of Sociological Studies. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 7. P. 19-29


In anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the «Sociological Studies» journal readers are offered (partly autobiographical) review of the journal publications over the past 20–25 years in the field of theoretical sociology. The article presents results of an analysis of the relevant sections of the journal and activities carried out in recent decades to raise the theoretical level of Russian sociological knowledge. First, efforts to prepare journal sections related to theoretical sociology are highlighted, then the scholarly results of these efforts are summarized; the characteristic of the state of modern sociological theories as it is seen in the light of the analyzed publications and author’s views of prospects for development of theoretical sociology in our country are offered.

theoretical sociology; Russian sociology; journal «Sociological Studies»; authors in the journal; theoretical headings of the journal; translated publications


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