Что ждет социологию: вымирание, застой или эволюция?
Based on programme thoughts expressed by C. Write Mills in his "Sociological Imagination”, the article presents a view on the future of social science, discussing several issues massively debated in recent years by sociologists. Three scenarios pointed in the headline of the article are exposed. The author advocates the implementation of the principle according to which the empirical study inextricably linked with the theoretical work; only then sociology will remain as a scientific discipline. The basis of the article served the author's acceptance speech for the award with the title of Honorary Professor of the University of Aalborg.