Classificating (including historical dimension) the concepts of the social movement, identifying important common features of the social movement, the wording of the generalized definition.
This paper analyzes objective and subjective well-being in 2004 - 2011 using the evidence of Central Asia. We compare the results with the corresponding indicators in Russia and Belarus. Subjective well-being indicators are differentiated by the key socio-demographic characteristics. The paper reveals the following paradox: the objective indicators in the Central Asian countries are rather low, while the subjective well-being, measured by life satisfaction and satisfaction with the current financial situation, is high. The authors discuss the reasons for this discrepancy.
During the last decades there is a significant influence of fashion in theoretical sociology of different countries, including Russia. Some of the most representative fashions of this period are considered, namely vagueness and inconsistency of theoretical constructions; obstinate denunciation of "positivism" and "liberalism"; reduction of social knowledge to everyday one and, sometimes, on the contrary, vigorous criticism against this latter; multiple loud proclamations about decline, end, non-existence or absence of something considered previously as existent or present; epatage theoretical statements, etc.
Ключевые слова: обыденное знание о социальном мире, мудрость толп, методы изучения, "народная социология"
The article analyzes the state of organizational behavior in the light of the structural-functionalist approach. The author concludes that present stage of organizational behavior studies demonstrates degradation of administrative science. Organizational behavior claims currently to synthesize previously allocated under the organizational and management science disciplines, namely the theory of management and organization theory. But in reality, it lost differentiation and specialization – characteristic of any developed science; instead of interdisciplinarity, a psychological approach is dominant in studying organizational behavior. In this case, organizational behavior loses its specificity and substance “merging” with psychological disciplines (psychology, social psychology, industrial psychology, etc.). Prospects for development of organizational behavior, so the author, relates to sociological approach in analyzing behavior of individuals and groups in the organization. This sociological approach allows to understand the nature of the organization. Without understanding the nature of the organizations management science can not perform predictive function thus making it unnecessary for management practice.