Doctor of Science in Political Science Dmitry V. Efremenko.
The Centre conducts research in the fields of law, political science, sociology and social psychology, economics, and history. It produces analytical knowledge and information on social sciences in order to provide scientific information support for broad range of scholars, students, policy makers. Our expertise is based on the synergy of social informatics and the social science knowledge of our staff members.
The main research areas of the Centre are:
development of social theory in the 21st century;
current trends in the development of legal studies, political science, sociology and social psychology, economics and history in Russia and abroad;
methodological discussions and problems in social sciences and history;
reproduction and transformation of social and political institutions in Russia and foreign countries;
experience in economic, social and political reforms, crises and revolutions in Russia and abroad;
development of states and nations and their transformation at the present stage;
human rights, legal culture in the context of globalization;
theory and practice of federalism, regional and local governance;
institutions of political representation, electoral processes in Russia and Post-Soviet space;
interethnic relations and conflicts;
social and economic relations in Russia and foreign countries;
social development and modernization;
formation of market economy in Russia and post-Communist countries.
The Centre has a Scientific and Methodological Council, which includes the head of the Centre, department heads and leading researchers. The Council coordinates the activities of units within the Centre, provides scientific and methodological support in the development of scientific information and research projects and programs.
One of the main activities of the Centre is editing of three series of the journal of scientific abstracts Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and Foreign Literature. Series 4: State and Law, Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and Foreign Literature. Series 5: History, and Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and Foreign Literature. Series 11: Sociology, scholarly journals Political Science, Economic and Social Problems of Russia, e-journal Social Innovations and Social Sciences, Sociological Yearbook, as well as non-periodical publications within the framework of the series “Legal Science”, “Political Science”, “Theory and History of Sociology”, “Problems of Economics”, “World History” and “History of Russia”.
The Centre is located at Krzhizhanovsky str., 15, building 2, room 123.
Historical memory and Russian identity
Developments in social sciences from the point of view of Science Studies
The latest methodological and thematic areas of socio-political research: prospects for their development in Russia and abroad
The development of law in the context of globalization: trends, new approaches, law enforcement practice
Journal of scientific abstracts as an important element of the information support system of domestic scientific research in the field of social and human sciences
Russia in the global economy: challenges and prospects
Modern methodological and thematic areas of Historical Studies in Russia and abroad
Historical research in Russia and abroad: continuity and innovation
Methodological, thematic and institutional innovations in Russian and foreign Political Science
Russian and foreign Sociology in the 21st century: current areas of scientific studies
Studies of socio-economic trends in the development of innovative society
Jurisprudence: new directions in the study of problems of law, legislation and law enforcement (Russian, foreign and international experience)
Russian and foreign law in the context of the development of informational and communicational (digital) technologies: a comparative legal study
Theoretical, methodological and institutional innovations in Political Science, Economics, Sociology and law