Alexander Filippov

Russian Federation

Russian sociologist, philosopher and translator; Editor-in-Chief of Sotsiologicheskoye Obosreniye. Head of the Practical Philosophy Chair at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) (since 2004); promoted Professor (2006). Heads the Center for Fundamental Sociology at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, NRU HSE.

Specializes in Niklas Luhmann’s concept, to which he devoted his PhD thesis. Currently focuses on Carl Schmitt’s legacy, sociology of space, and social developments theory.


Future Preparedness Index: Identifying Trends, Shaping Perspectives
The Valdai Club and VTsIOM have launched the Future Preparedness Index project. The discussion, titled “The State in the Middle of the 21st Century: What are the Strengths?” which took place during
Asserting the New Leviathan: What Awaits Democracy in the 21st Century
Destruction is threatening the modern world of progress, where West-developed cultural, social, educational and – last but not least – political models were projected onto the rest of the world,