“Social Sciences and Contemporary World” is the only academic interdisciplinary publication in Russia. In 2016, the Journal celebrated its 40-th anniversary.
The Journal publishes articles on political science and law, economics and sociology, philosophy and history, cultural studies and psychology. Preference is given to research at the intersection of various disciplines, including the humanities and natural sciences. Among our authors and readers are those who want to go beyond narrow field publications and narrow field thinking, who are interested in universal issues and trends, who want to navigate in a wide range of modern problems, who are trying to find new, non-trivial answers to traditional and modern questions of Russian life, identify trends in modernization processes in Russia and the world. The journal publishes articles by leading scientists in various fields, working in the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and in leading universities in Russia and abroad. The range of research interests of the journal can be judged by the fact that the economist, Academician of the RAS V.M. Polterovich and the linguist, Academician of the RAS Vyacheslav. Vs. Ivanov.
Our credo is pluralism, competitiveness of research schools and lines, and scientific dialogue, attentive to the point of view of the opponent.
The Journal discussed such problems as:
- economy, society, politics, culture of Russia;
- construction of a general scientific picture of the world;
- features and prospects of transformation processes;
- synergetics and methodology of social science;
- perspectives of human being and world civilization;
- regional studies and modernization processes;
- interethnic relations.
The Journal organized a number of discussions that generated widespread interest. One of the last discussions devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the problems of links between social policy and the ideas of liberalism, in which economists, sociologists, and political scientists took part, aroused such strong interest that it was published as a collective monograph.