No 2 (2010)


The Contemporary Belarussian Society: Dynamics of Transformations and Evolution of Values

Danilov А.N., Rotman D.G.


The value system is the pivotal constituent of both individual and social conscience. The axis of the publication is the endeavor to establish the extent to which the events associated with the formation of the independent sovereign Belarusian state have affected the core value system of the population.
RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):5-15
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From Information Society to Knowledge Societies

Bunina V.G.


International organizations and especially UNESCO are taking an increasingly active part in the analysis of the contemporary society making it aim to elaborate ideology as well as practical advice for social institutions' development. The subject matter of the study in the publication is the World Report «Towards Knowledge Societies» where a comprehensive analysis of social and humanitarian development of mankind at the turn of millennium is provided and the concept of «sustainable development» of the world community in the XXI century is elaborated. The concept is based on the idea of indispensability of transition from the «information society» fraught with a negative and dangerous tendency to social disintegration both at national and international levels to «knowledge societies» focusing on moral and ethical values as well as cognitive competencies.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):16-26
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The Peculiar Features of the New Religious Movements' Missionary Work in Contemporary Kazakhstan

Korolyova Е.V.


Nowadays foreign Protestant churches from the USA, South Korea, Sweden, France and Poland are carrying out missionary activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The crucial components of foreign religious missions are the establishment of the «missionary field», foreign sponsorship and the growth of religious communities. The author helms the reader to the analysis of social groups within the range of missionaries' sphere of influence as well as the channels and schemes of missionary work. The article is based on statistical data as well as the results of the sociological research conducted by the author.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):27-40
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Stereotypes in the Framework of Personality Traits Cultural Constructs

Surmanidze L.D.


The article focuses on the results of the investigation of Georgian people socio-cultural identity based on the analysis of personality cultural evaluation criteria in Georgian folklore. The approach involved enables the author to make inferences about historical stereotypes of Georgian culture.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):41-51
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On the Evolution of the conceptual framework of Culturologyin Russia

Danilchenko Т.Y.


The article is devoted to the evolution of the conceptual framework of cultural studies in Russia from philosophical categories implementation to «categories of culture» and subsequently to the study of «mentalities», «national and ethnic worldviews», «cultural concepts» and the sphere of concepts, cognitive characteristics of knowledge and world perception toward the affinity with cultural anthropology.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):52-58
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Management Specialists' Training Social Schemes: World Experience and Russian Specificity

Ignatskaya М.А., Kulikovskaya G.А.


The article offers the analysis of the issues related to the social administration of professional management personnel training which have become particularly complicated over the past two decades. Social schemes, conditions and factors of management are shown to be closely interconnected with the characteristics of human capital as the basis for social, economic and cultural development of the contemporary society. World experience and Russian specificity in the sphere of human resource management specialists' training are analyzed.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):59-83
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The Specificity of the Relations Between State and Free Enterprisein the Period of Original accumulation of Capital

Lazareva О.P.


The article offers the analysis of the relationship between state and enterprise at the stage of original accumulation of capital. The author scrutinizes the major factors affecting the process of original accumulation of capital and creating hindrances to the development of Russian entrepreneurship. Following the appropriate research the guidelines for recovery from the crisis are offered.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):84-93
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The Role of Social Responsibility in Big Business Practics

Gurinov V.A.


The study of corporate social responsibility has become especially relevant in national science in the context of the development of big business able to assume significant social responsibilities. The article focuses on the issues of the nature and specificity of social responsibility of big business in Russia. The levels of social responsibility and the arrangements for social programmes implementation are also highlighted.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):94-99
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Public Administration Reform as the Condition for Management Activities Modernization

Potekhin V.А.


The article is devoted to the issue of public administration system reform in contemporary Russia as the fundamental factor of management activities modernization. The author lays special emphasis on the investigation of the methods ensuring authorities' higher efficiency. The development of self-organization and the growth of consolidation of Russian society are highlighted as the resulting social criteria of management activities modernization.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):100-109
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Municipal Service as Professional Occupation

Mukhametzhanova V.S.


The article is devoted to the analysis of municipal service viewed as the institution of local government and one of the pivotal forms of professional occupation in the contemporary society. The principles of professionalism and competence of municipal officials are scrutinized on the basis of the analysis of a number of legislative documents.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):110-117
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The Consolidation of the Local Community Amid the Crisis

Azashikova F.Y.


The author highlights the role of the local community as the breeding ground giving rise to the type of social interactions which proves able to regulate various aspects of social life on the basis of essentially different principles, thus opposing the customary bureaucratic forms of administration.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):118-122
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Socio-professional Relations: Concept Definition and Types

Tsvyk V.А.


The article helms the reader to the analysis of the contemporary approaches to socio-professional relations providing the definition of the concept involved. The types and specific features of socio-professional relations are also examined in this very item.

RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):123-131
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RUDN Journal of Sociology. 2010;(2):132-133
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