No 3 (2010)


Urban women wearing the hijab: a new phenomenon in Kazakhstan?

Dosanova M.G.


The article helms the reader to the results of the empirical study devoted to women's religiosity and new Muslim practices in Kazakhstan. The article focuses on the analysis of the following issues: the role and significance of the hijab in the life of contemporary Muslim women; the functions of religious community in the everyday life of a «new» Muslim woman; the involvement of a hihab-wearing woman into social networks.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):5-11
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Managing cultural diversity: the second UNESCO World report (2009). From information society to knowledge societies

Bunina V.G.


The article focuses on the UNESCO World Report defining the strategic directions for the development of the human society in the XXI century as «Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue». The main challenge facing the international community at present is laconically described in the Report as «managing diversity». The term «investing» reflects the economic and administrative focus of the paper on governmental and public agencies' active interference into the development of sociocultural processes; while intercultural interaction is announced to be the essential and indispensable component of the contemporary social management. In terms of the proposals involved the management of cultural diversity amid the global crisis is actually set equal to anti-crisis strategies.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):12-23
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Long-term fashion forecast based on the sociological model of cyclic changes

Lebsak-Kleimans А.V.


The concepts of social changes coined by classical sociology may be incorporated as the basis for the elaboration of social prognostication models which, in turn, may suitable for fashion forecast applied technologies development. In the framework of the given paper fashion is described as the phenomenon of collective behaviour. The principles of long-term fashion trends forecast are shown to be in line with the concepts of cyclic development.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):24-33
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Traditional and innovative culture in polyethnic society

Akulich М.М.


The topics related to traditional and innovative culture hold a specific place in contemporary cultural studies. On the one hand, the harmonious balance between traditional and innovative culture is the safeguard of social development. On the other hand, it contributes to the perpetuation of the most essential time-honoured and time-tested social values. The article examines the given range of problems in the framework of polyethnic society, where the maintenance of established traditions emerges as an indispensable requirement for national identity preservation.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):34-40
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Methodological principles of the study of social tension (the basis for the choice of techniques)

Vitkovskaya М.I.


The methodological foundation of the empirical sociological research of social tension implies the comprehensive systemwide analysis of the subject, the appropriate interpretation and operationalization of the concept of social tension, which offers an opportunity to define the system of its determinants as well as their empirical indicators. The universal integral determinants - indicators of social tension - have not been elaborated by the contemporary sociological thought. The axis of the publication is an endeavour to work out the indicators involved.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):41-52
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Predictive consulting in ecoanthropocentric paradigm

Akimkin Е.М.


The author demonstrates the adequacy of the ecoanthropocentric paradigm for predictive consulting. The problem of integrated knowledge retrieval in the framework of the ecoanthropocentric paradigm of social management is shown to be solved by a sociologist, which implies the articulation of a new social function performed by the given science.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):53-59
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Social aspects of strategic management of a mining industry corporation amid the crisis

Bikmetov R.S.


The contemporary Russian society is developing against the backdrop of the global crisis involving all the spheres of human activity. At the same time the prices of natural resources have slumped, which is deteriorating the economic situation in the country. The article presents sufficient space for the description of the possible scenarios of strategic management of mining industry corporations amid the crisis.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):60-69
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Corporate management in regional economy

Azashikov G.H.


The studies of the new methods of local self-government development facilitating local community resources' application toward the solution of the problems facing the society are gaining in importance against the backdrop of the crisis. The article provides the rationale for the potential application of corporate management principles to achieve the purpose involved.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):70-75
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Personnel training in commercial organizations: problems and ways forward

Zakablutskaya Е.А.


The article provides a snapshot of the typical problems facing commercial organizations in the course of personnel training system development. A comparison between «pre-crisis» and «post-crisis» training models is made. The ways to solve the existing problems are also analyzed in this very item.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):76-81
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Social management in traditional, industrial and post-industrial society: the prospects for management systems development

Mukhametzhanova V.S.


The article is devoted to social management development at different stages of society's evolution - traditional, industrial and post-industrial. The historical types of social management are highlighted.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):82-87
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Channels for social cooperation between state and society

Кlyuchnikova T.N.


The article examines the process of cooperation between the state and public administration bodies and civil society towards social state building. The channels of the cooperation involved are analyzed on the basis of the empirical study results.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):88-92
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Social capital in small and medium-sized business enterprises: the Indonesian experience

Rosyady Khoirul -.


There are some barriers to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Indonesia. The problems are caused by various factors ranging from financial matters to the lack of governmental actions. There are no private institutions able to provide support to the developing business enterprises in the country.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):93-97
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RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(3):98-99
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