The monograph deals with analysis, synthesis and critique of the practical development and implementation of Russia’s scientific policy before the global financial crisis of 2008. The study was conducted in view of current practices of interaction between governments and science in the abroad, which allowed to assess the feasibility of their “export” and adaptation to the Russian conditions. The monograph has been prepared from the research performed by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge as part of the program for basic research in the Higher School of Economics.
This book is intended for representatives of legislative and executive authorities, academic and business communities, teachers, graduate and undergraduate in socio-economics and humanities, as well as Russian and foreign researchers.
The monograph, prepared by the international team of authors, researches and develops criteria for assessing the contribution of Russian and Polish social and humanities disciplines (in the context of scientific schools, research areas, and prominent scientists) in the development of the humanities and the mechanisms of reception and transmission of scientific knowledge in the modern world. The monograph features a multidisciplinary approach and a broad timeframe (from the 18th century — the period of formation of national science — till the post-Soviet years). In the book, leading scientists from Russia and Poland introduce their main social-humanitarian disciplines: classics, history, philology, sociology, psychology, economics, law, and philosophy.
This book is intended for a wide range of researchers in the humanities, in particular for specialists in the history of science and the history of ideas; university teachers, professors, undergraduate and graduate students.
The book includes the articles and fragments of monographs by Andrei V. Poletayev (1952– 2010). It gives an idea on the breadth of his professional interests and thorough academic studies in each of the many disciplines and areas which he applied to in different periods of his life. A significant part of the work was written together with his frequent co-author Irina M. Savelieva. The texts are grouped into four parts (“Sociologist”, “Historian”, “Economist”, “Researcher of Sciences”), and the principle of their selection pays tribute to the non-standard thinking of the author, the diversity of his achievements and ideas, and his passion for productive professional discussions. The texts were selected and annotated by colleagues of Poletayev and also by representatives of different disciplines and scientific generations.
This book is addressed to all those involved in the contemporary socio-humanities, whether student or academician. A clear, persuasive, extremely informative, yet always dedicated and lively writing of Andrei Poletayev is a rare example of scientific standards today.