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Mikhail V. Ilyin

Mikhail V. Ilyin

Doctor of Sciences in Political Science, PhD in Philology
head of a centre

Подразделение: Centre for Advanced Methodologies in Social Sciences and Humanities

Education (including long-term internships), academic degrees and titles, dissertation topics

2007: professor of comparative politics.

1996: PhD habilitas (doctor of sciences by Russian nomination) in Political Science in MGIMO University. Thesis on evolutionary morphology of politics at MGIMO University.

1976: PhD (candidate of sciences by Russian nomination) in Philology in Moscow State University. Thesis on the last plays of Shakespeare.

1971–1974: postgraduate studies at Moscow State University.

1971: Graduation paper on literary works of Sir John Suckling.

1966–1971: Philological Faculty of Moscow State University.

Main milestones of scientific biography and information about teaching activities (including graduate students)

Mikhail Ilyin was born in 1948 in Moscow. He studied philology in Moscow University in 1966–1974 and got his first PhD (candidate of science by Russian nomination) in the history of English literature. In 1974 he joined Student Council of the USSR and Committee of Youth Organizations of the USSR for a full-time employment. From 1977 to 1982 he had been a Soviet representative to the International Union of Students. In 1983–1988 Ilyin had been with the Soviet Peace Committee. While with NGO family he studied political activism, student and peace movements. In the 1980s he shifted to theory and methodology of political science and later to comparative politics.

In 1988 Ilyin joined the INION for a full-time employment and continued there since then in various full-time or part-time employments. Since 2008 he is the head of the Centre for Advanced Methodologies in Social Sciences and Humanities of the INION and the editor-in-chief of the yearbook METHOD.

In 1989–1991 Ilyin was the deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Polis, in 1996–2005 its director general and in 2002–2006 its editor-in-chief.

In 1991–1994 Ilyin was deputy director of the Institute of Comparative Politics of RAS and till 2002 had various part-time jobs there.

Since 1990 Ilyin joined MGIMO University first as a part-time professor and then from 1994 to 2011 as a full-time one, continuing since then till now as a part-time professor. In 1997 he got further PhD (doctor of sciences by Russian nomination) in political sciences.

Since 2011 Ilyin is professor of the Higher School of Economics.

Current research interests embrace epistemology and methodology of science, cognitive studies, evolution theory, anthropogeny and glottogenesis, semiotics and social semiotics, morphology and evolutionary morphology, geochronopolitics, intellectual and conceptual history.

Ilyin’s priority area of research is evolution of the three primary cognitive abilities of recognizing (1) sensual signals, (2) patterns, (3) relevance or meaning of functional relations into elaborate scientific methods of (1) metretics – calculus and statistical studies of numerical data-sets, (2) morphetics – study of forms, (3) semiotics – study of human cognition and communication.

His other priority area is evolution of time-space of human habitat and autopoiesis, particularly within Europe and Eurasia, interface areas of Balto-Pontida and Greater Mediterranean.

Ilyin supervised or consulted dissertations, including

  • Mikhail Shinkovskii, Russian regions: consolidation of political regimes in the conditions of globalization (consultancy on habilitated dissertation, handed in and defended in 2001 in MGIMO University)
  • Boris Zazhigaiev, Evolution of political order in the Republic of Crimea in 1989–1998 (handed in and defended in 2003 in MGIMO University)
  • Alexander Shcherbakov, Institutional factor of political ideology formation (handed in and defended in 2004 in the Institute of Sociology of RAS)
  • Andrey Klemeshev, Exclave challenge in the conditions of globalization: the case of Kaliningrad region (consultancy on habilitated dissertation, handed in and defended in 2006 in MGIMO University)
  • Dmitri Vorobiev, Institutional basis for the shaping of Soviet political science community in the second half of the 20th century (handed in and defended in 2007 in the Institute of Sociology of RAS)
  • Liliana Proskuriakova, World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: policies of interaction with Russian NGOs and public in 1991–2006 (handed in and defended in 2009 in MGIMO University)
  • Igor Okunev, Modeling of the spatial factors of the development of the micro-states and territories of Oceania (handed in and defended in and defended in 2011 in MGIMO University)
  • Anastasia Vonogradova, Parliamentary assembly of CSCE as an inter-parliamentary institution: genesis, functions and prospects (handed in and defended in 2011 in MGIMO University)
  • Daria Barinova, National domains: roles of states in the political space of Internet (handed in and defended in 2012 in MGIMO University)
  • Anna Veretevskaia, Prospects and obstacles for the policies of multiculturalism in consolidated democracies of Western Europe (handed in and defended in 2012 in MGIMO University)
  • Alexei Tokarev, State-building and evolution of political regimes in Georgia and Ukraine (consultancy on candidate dissertation handed in and defended in 2012 in MGIMO University)
  • Ivan Fomin, Image of the state as the object of political discourse-analysis (handed in and defended in 2014 in HSE)
  • Ilia Lokshin, Endogenous limitations of democratization (handed in and defended in 2017 in HSE)

Research interests and total number of publications

Epistemology and methodology, cognitive science, evolution, semiotics and social semiotics, morphology and evolutionary morphology, political science, geochronopolitics, intellectual history, conceptual history.

Over two hundred of analytical and expert publications mainly till late 90s.

Over three hundred academic publications mainly since later 80s.

List of main publications for the last 10 years

Key publications in English

Metaphor in political discourse: the case of the Common European House // Discourse & Society. 1993. Vol. 4, no. 1. P. 7–31 (coauthored with Paul A. Chilton).

Words and meanings: On the rule of destiny: The Russian // The Russian Idea: in search of a new identity / Ed. by W. Helleman. Bloomington: Slavica, 2004.

Studies of globalization and equity in Post-Soviet Russia // Communist and Post-Communist studies. 2004. Vol. 37, no. 1. P. 71–83.

Teilhardian vision of “a world that encloses itself” as a conceptual pattern for globalisation // Interpreting Globalisation: perspectives in international relations / Ed. by R. Harshe. New Delhi; Jaipur: ICSSR and Rawat Publications, 2004. P. 113–125.

Political atlas of the modern world: an experiment in multidimensional statistical analysis of the political systems of modern states. John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (coauthored with Andrey Melville, Elena Meleshkina, Mikhail Mironyuk et al.).

Political Science in Russia: development of a profession // Political Science in Central-East Europe. Diversity and Divergence / Ed. by R. Eisefeld, L. A. Pal. Oplanden, Farmington Hills: Barbara Budrich Verlag, 2010 (coauthored with Olga Malinova and Sergey Patrushev).

Patrimonialism. What is behind the term: Ideal type, category, concept or just a buzzword? // REDESCRIPTIONS: Yearbook of political thought, conceptual history and feminist theory. Manchester: MUP, 2015.  Vol. 17-2. P. 26–51.

Russian perspectives on democracy, political emancipation, and integrity // Democracy in a Russian mirror / Ed. by A. Przeworski. Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2015. P. 58–93.

Prototype citizenship evolving concepts of inclusion and order // Shaping citizenship: a political concept in theory, debate and practice. New York: Brunner—Routledge (US), 2017. Ch. 1. P. 23–38.

Other major publications

СВОБОДА and ВОЛЯ: Free Will and Liberated Self in a linguistic perspective // Social Sciences. 1993. No. 1.

Die Mythen der Freiheit: Der mythische Begriff der Schiksalswahl und seinen modernen Metamorphosen in Russland // Via Regia. 1994. H. 15.

A chronology of change // Political discourse in transition in Europe, 1989–1991 / Ed. by A. Chilton, M. Ilyin, J. Mey. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins publishing company, 1998. P. 3–14.

Governance: what is behind the word? // Participation. International Political Science Association–IPSA. 2013. Vol. 37, no. 1.

Приключения демократии в Старом и Новом Свете // Общественные науки и современность. 1995. № 3.

Очерки хронополитической типологии. Москва: МГИМО, 1995.

Открытое общество: от метафоры к ее политической рационализации (исходный миф и его самокритика). Москва: Московский общественный научный фонд, 1997 (в соавторстве с В. Л. Цымбурским).

Геохронополитика — соединение времён и пространств // Вестник Московского университета. Сер. 12, Политические науки. 1997. № 2.

Слова и смыслы: опыт описания ключевых политических понятий. Москва: РОССПЭН, 1997.

Формирование и контуры внутренней геополитики Европы в двойной системе Евразия — Европа // Вестник Московского университета. Сер. 12, Политические науки. 1999. № 5.

Идеальная модель политической модернизации и пределы её применимости. Москва: МГИМО, 2001.

Концептуализация идеи человечности в индоевропейской культурной традиции // Концептуализация политики и сопряжённых аспектов человеческой деятельности / Под ред. М. В. Мильина. Москва: МОНФ, 2001.

Основные методологические проблемы сравнительной политологии // Полис. 2001. № 6.

Политический дискурс как предмет анализа // Политическая наука. 2002. № 3.

Между вещами и смыслами: основания концепт-анализа // Принципы и направления политических исследований. Москва: РОССПЭН, 2001.

Политическая глобализация: институциональные изменения // Грани глобализации: трудные вопросы современного развития / Под ред. М. С. Горбачёва. Москва: Альбина паблишер, 2003.

Старые и новые политики мирового развития: параметры сосуществования // Космополис. 2003. № 3.

Призвание России // Национальная идея: история, идеология, миф / Отв. ред. Г. Ю. Семигин. Москва: Современная экономика и право, 2004.

Феномен политического времени // Полис. 2005. № 3.

Политический атлас современности. Москва: МГИМО, 2007 (соавторы А. Ю. Мельвиль, Е. Ю. Мелешкина, И. Г. Миронюк, Ю. А. Полунин, Н. И. Тимофеев).

Геохронополитика // Политический лексикон / Под ред. А. И. Соловьёва. Москва: РОССПЭН, 2007.

Существуют ли общие принципы эволюции? // Полис: политические исследования. 2009. № 2. С. 186–189.

Балто-Черноморье: времена и пространства политики. Калининград: Калининградский государственный университет, 2010 (в соавторстве с Е. Ю. Мелешкиной).

Кольцевая модель глобального геополитического пространства // Полис. 2011. № 2.

Пределы государственной состоятельности стран мира // Политическая наука. 2011. № 2.

Образы времени в обыденном языке и научном мышлении: геометрия темпоральности, волны памяти и сюжеты развития // МЕТОД: московский ежегодник трудов из обществоведческих дисциплин. Москва: ИНИОН РАН, 2012. Вып. 3.

Россия как создатель международных общественных благ // Вестник Ереванского государственного лингвистического университета им. В. Брюсова. Вопросы россиеведения, 1(24). Ереван: Лингва, 2012.

Имперская форма и политические порядки различной эволюционной сложности // Политическая наука. 2013. № 3.

К ответу: концепт протеста как исходный момент категории подотчётности // Полития. 2014. № 1.

Концепт подотчётности в английских и русских политических дискурсах. Препринт. WP14 «Политическая теория и политический анализ», Высшая школа экономики, 2014 (соавторы: И. В. Убоженко, А. Н. Воробьёв, Е. А. Иванов, А. А. Порецкова, А. В. Самородова).

Patrimonium et imperium: метаморфозы двух прототипических порядков в зеркале эволюционной морфологии // ПОЛИТЭКС. 2014. Т. 10, № 3. С. 5–21; 2015. Т. 11, № 1. С. 5–24.

Слоёный пирог политики: рецепты и импровизации // Полис. 2016. № 1. С. 88–103.

Морфологический анализ от реконструкции прафеноменов и праформ до морфогенетики и эволюционной морфологии // МЕТОД: Московский Ежегодник Трудов из Обществоведческих Дисциплин. Москва, 2016. Вып. 6: Способы представления знаний. С. 138–151.

Многообразие и изменчивость имперских форм // Вестник РГНФ. 2016. № 3/4. С. 63–75.

Зачем семиотика политологам? // Политическая наука. 2016. № 3. С. 12–29 (в соавторстве с И. В. Фоминым).

И смысл, и мера: семиотика в пространстве современной науки // Политическая наука. 2016. № 3. С. 30–46 (в соавторстве с И. В. Фоминым).

Семейное дело Левиафанов: государства в международных системах // Политическая наука. 2016. № 4. С. 22–42.

Создание новых государств сквозь призму перформативов // Perswazja językowa w równych dyskursach: w 2 t. / Red. Ż. Sładkiewicz, A. Klmkiewicz. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwesytetu Gdańskiego. 2017. T. I (в соавторстве с А. М. Ильиным).

Социальная семиотика: траектории интеграции социологического и семиотического знания // Социологический журнал. 2019. Т. 25, № 4. С. 123–141. URL: https://publications.hse.ru/view/333357738 (в соавторстве с И. В. Фоминым).

Политическая наука: кризис или развитие // Политическая наука. 2018. № 1. С. 40–47.

Что способно объединить нас? // Политическая экспертиза: ПОЛИТЭКС. 2019. Т. 15, № 1. С. 7–16. DOI: 10.21638/11701/spbu23.2019.101.

Трудности перевода: существо проблемы // Полис: политические исследования. 2019. № 5. С. 148–166 (в соавторстве с А. П. Клемешевым).

Морфология геополитических пространств // Вопросы географии. Современное землеведение / Русское географическое общество. Москва: Кодекс, 2019. С. 322–353

Вновь о принципах эволюции // Полис: политические исследования. 2020. № 1. С. 104–113.

Participation and management of scientific projects under grants and international cooperation

2007–2008. Russian Foundation for Humanities no. 07-03-00361а. Conceptual mapping of Balto-Pontic System.

2010–2012. Russian Foundation for Humanities no. 10-03-00677а. Generation change of international systems as a factor of state-building.

2013–2015. Russian Foundation for Basic Research no. 13-03-00310. Evolutionary morphology of imperial organization of political space.

2013–2015. Russian Foundation for Basic Research no. 13-06-00789. Advancement of integrating methods and research techniques for the fundamental social studies and humanities.

2017–2019. Russian Science Foundation no. 17-18-01536. Knowledge transfer and convergence of methodological traditions: cases of interdisciplinary integration of political, biological and linguistic research.

May–December 2019. Russian Foundation for Basic Research no. 19-011-31332. Morphological Approach to the Study of Modern Geopolitical Processes: Critical Development of Rokkan's Conceptual Map, Tsymbursky's Models and the Concepts of the Balto-Pontic region and Greater Mediterranean.

2020–2021. Russian Science Foundation no. 17-18-01536. Knowledge transfer and convergence of methodological traditions: cases of interdisciplinary integration of political, biological and linguistic research (two-year prolongation)

Membership in scientific organizations, editorial boards of journals, etc.

In 1982 Ilyin joined the Russian Political Science Association and was its President in 1997–2001.

Ilyin was a founding member of History of Political and Social Concepts Group—HPSCG in 1998.

Ilyin joined the International Political Science Association in 1998. He was its EC member in 2009–2015 and its vise-president in 2012–2013.

Ilyin joined International Studies Association in 2000.

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