Alexander Filippov

Russian Federation

Head of the laboratory Centre for Fundamental Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Editor-in-Chief of the Sociological Review journal

He passed Ph.D.(philosophy) at the Institute for Sociological Researches of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1984); fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bielefeld, FRG (1990);  professor, dean of the faculty of sociology, The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (1995–2014); Doctor of sciences in sociology (MGIMO University) (2004).

Research areas: history of sociology, general sociological theory, sociology of space, political philosophy, philosophical problems of sovereignty and international law. Publications: Sociology of Space (monograph, 2008), Sociologia (collection of papers, 2014-2015), translations of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Niklas Luhmann et al.


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Asserting the New Leviathan: What Awaits Democracy in the 21st Century
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