Legal basis for expert activities is developing in Russia. Concepts of the development of the civil law legislation and information society, regulations for strategic management have given a new impulse to it. Expert procedures are shifting to network space. Their quality and efficiency are increasing due to the usage of Intelligent Information Technology and situation centers.
The article devoted to processes observed in the global economy in the 20th-21st century and the origination of concepts related to those processes. The most widely used concept: Post-industrialism, Information society, the new economy and the knowledge economy. Author compares this concepts and assumes that the most important is the concept of the Information society. The current situation in Russia was reviewed from point of view of information society concept. Also negative factors has being determined which are result of rapid IT development without proper modernization of the country.
Тhe article analyzes specifics of social control as "influence", turning to the "subjectness" of social actors under control. Consideration is given to the specifics that should be accounted for in social control with connection to the postmodernist trend.