Greek Sociology: History of Formation and Modern Research

Greek Sociology:
History of Formation and Modern Research

Noskova A.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof. of the Department of Sociology, MGIMO-University, Moscow, Russia

Toropova A.A.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages of Central and South-Eastern European Countries, MGIMO-University, Moscow, Russia

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Noskova A.V., Toropova A.A. Greek Sociology: History of Formation and Modern Research. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2020. No 10. P. 117-127


Based on a review of publications about the development of social science in Greece this article discusses social and political factors which impact the development of Greece sociology. The methodology comprises a review of the scientific articles as well as the websites of research institutions and associations of Greece sociologists. Until recently, there has been little research on Greek sociology conducted in Russia. However, the set of translated publications revealed that the problems discussed by the Greek sociologists coincide directly with the ones of their counterparts’ in Europe, including Russia. Research studies by Greek sociologists are frequently published, research activities are represented in European sociological associations. The fact that some Greek sociological journals were established in the first half of the 20th century indicates the scope of studies and an academic nature of Greek sociology. The content-analysis of articles and websites of research institutes, as well as analysis of political and social discourses, have resulted in the understanding of social problems relevant to modern Greek society. The purpose of this article is to examine major dimensions of modern Greek sociology, social situation in the Greek society, therefore to complement the overall picture of European sociological paradigm.

sociological discourse; history of Greek sociology; modern Greek sociology; social problems of Greek society; structure of Greek society; research agenda of Greek sociologists; national identity


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