Centre for Civilisational and Regional Studies

The Centre was found in 1998 in compliance with the decision of the Bureau of Russian Academy’s Social Science Division in view of necessity to work our new research programs in the field of CIS states’ international and regional development problems. Within the Centre operate several research units: Department of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Caucasian Studies, and Group for the study of xenophobia and political extremism. In 2002, the Centre has established its branch on the basis of the Altai University (Barnaul city, Republic of Altai, Russia).

Biyearly the Centre holds international conference Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations. By the efforts of the Centre’s staff the edition of and international journal Social Evolution and History. Studies in the Evolution of Human Societies was organized. It is published with the sponsorship of renowned figures of the world sociological and historical science. The Centre maintains its own website.

The main fields of the Centre’s Studies:

1. Civilizational models of social evolution, cultural transformation and policy-genesis. Genesis of a society’s civilizational structure. Civilizational vectors and risks of modern global transformations
2. Hierarchic and network structures in the world civilizational process
3. Socio-cultural borderland and cultural shifts as a model of global and local transformations
4. The phenomenon of revival and expansion of Islam (civilizational, cultural and geopolitical aspects). Regional models of the Islam expansion in Russia and the CIS

Director of the Centre - SLEDZEVSKIY Igor, Dr Sc (Hist), Deputy Chairman of the Dissertation Board on History Sciences; Deputy Chairman of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa; Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Vostok/Oriens.

Civilizational approach: problems of methodology and epistemology
Civilizational approach and globalistics

Tel.: (495) 695-33-11
E-mail: civ-reg@inafr.ru, ivs1940@rambler.ru
Website: http://www.civreg.ru/

The Centre's Research Fellows:

Olga AKSYUTINA, PhD (Culture), Research Fellow
Modern protest movements
Youth cultures and countercultures

Larissa ANDREEVA, Dr Sc, Leading Research Fellow
Comparative Religion Studies

Marina BELL, MA, Research Fellow
Ethno-social processes in metropolitan area

Olga KARPACHEVA, PhD (Hist), Research Fellow
Islamic opposition
Women’s activism in Islam
International terrorism

Irina KATAGOSHCHINA, PhD (Hist), Senior Research Fellow
Socio-cultural identity and mentality in globalization: Russia and Africa

Darya KHALTURINA, PhD (Hist), Research Fellow
Cross-cultural studies

Elena KHARITONOVA, PhD (Psychology), Senior Research Fellow
Communication studies

Enver KISRIEV, PhD (Phil), Chair of the Department for Caucasian Studies
Political Islam in the Northern Caucasus
Ethno-political processes in Dagestan

Andrey KOROTAYEV, Dr Sc, Prof., Leading Research Fellow
Mathematical modeling of social, cultural and economic dynamics
Sociocultural evolution
Tropical Africa

Aida MOSEIKO, PhD (Phil), Senior Research Fellow
Individuals in transitional societies: Russia and Africa, comparative analysis

Naima NEFLYASHEVA, PhD (Hist), Senior Research Fellow
Islam in the Northern Caucasus
Ethno-political processes in the North-Western Caucasus

Anatoliy SAVATEEV, Dr Sc (Hist), Senior Research Fellow, Executive Secretary of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
Islam in Tropical Africa and in the North Caucasus
Inter-religious relations in African countries
Ethno-political problems in the countries of Tropical Africa
Civil education in the secondary school