Social Development in the Modern Era. А Theoretical and Sociological Study of New Reality

Social Development in the Modern Era. А Theoretical and Sociological Study of New Reality

Efendiev A.G.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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Efendiev A.G. Social Development in the Modern Era. А Theoretical and Sociological Study of New Reality. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 1. P. 16-27


The article offers a study of main social trends and patterns of social development in the first quarter of the XXI century. New challenges to sociological knowledge are taking shape, and a number of theoretical and methodological premises of sociological science should be corrected. Social progress in recent decades is characterized by a multi-basis progressive development. The trend of changing organizational priorities in the public life is discussed. The dominant Eurocentric concept of an effective model of public life tends to acquire a purely ideological and value-laden character. Mechanisms of social development, as well as the causes and types of traumatic state of society are studied.

social change; social progress as a process; its criteria and trends; social actors of change; internal and external sources of development; socio-cultural trauma; traumatic society


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