Radical Contester: Sociology of Russian Scholarship through the Prism of a Deviant Case

Radical Contester:
Sociology of Russian Scholarship through the Prism of a Deviant Case

Oleinik A.N.

Dr. Sci. (Polit.), Leading Researcher, Central Economic Mathematical Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia; Full Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada aoleynik@mun.ca

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Oleinik A.N. Radical Contester: Sociology of Russian Scholarship through the Prism of a Deviant Case. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 7. P. 125-136


The article discusses academic freedom in the Russian institutional context. The establishment of some distance to what a scholar is studying and his/her ability to change the research methodology depending on particular circumstances are considered as elements of academic freedom. A case study of the scholarly career of Professor Viktor Makarenko informs the analysis. This case is deemed to be extreme/deviant.

academic freedom; Russian power; Russian world; scientific communication; content analysis


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