Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1818-9601 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8998 (Online)

information society

«Cloud technologies» as a Stage in the Development of the Information Society

Information technologies have multifold impact on the social development. Initially the Internet was deliberately formed as a network structure that has no single point of control. It became a symbol of decentralization and successes that can be achieved with the help of this organizing principle. «Cloud technologies» in the 2010s have made considerable adjustments to the global structure of information flows.

The Social Nature of the Web-documentary in the Framework of the New Media

The article presents an analysis of the concept of the web-documentary in the age of online media. The authors considers significant changes in this area affected the social institutions such as film and media. The purpose of the article is the designation of the web documentary concepts boundaries and the selection of its specific characteristics and values in the society system. Considered in theory, reveal the impact of the changes in the media in the social processes of the Information Society.


The article considers peculiarities of formation of e-democracy in Russia. The focus of attention is the state policy in this area: goals, objectives and mechanisms for its implementation. Its main result is the creation of technological and legal preconditions for implementation of electronic democracy mechanisms in political practice.


The author considers conceptualization of the public sphere in theories of information society in article. She offers the periodization of theories of information society and shows the influence of state reforming practice to the methodological maintenance of concrete stages. The author analyzes the juridization of information and communication technologies as a factor of development of the electronic state in the public sphere of information society and forwards definition of the electronic state

Пути развития современных демократий в информационном обществе

The article evaluates the likelihood scenarios of development of traditional representative democracy in the information society, thanks to the capabilities of modern information and communication technologies. It is noted that the transition to direct democracy mechanisms is the most unlikely scenario. It is only possible at the local level and directly related to the level of Informatization and development of information security systems. The most realistic at the present stage is the development towards the introduction of electronic deliberative mechanisms.

Эволюция представлений об информационном обществе в современной западной социологии

In the article features of evolution of the sociological approaches formed in the western sociology to the analysis of an information society are considered. Ideas and ideas of foreign and domestic sociologists, offering their own interpretations of the term information society were considered. The stages of the formation and development of the idea of the information society are revealed. At the first stage, the conceptual foundations of the information society as a special social reality are being formed (the 70s – the mid 90s of the XX century).

Информационное сопровождение внешней политики РФ: дефицит стратегии

The article dwells on the problems, hindering successful accomplishing the mission of Russian Federation’s foreign affairs activity information support. The author undertakes step by step analysis of doctrinal papers as far as information coverage of Russian Federation foreign policy is concerned and arrives at the conclusion that as of now solution of these problems lacks strategic goalsetting and wholesome concept. And without that all image shaping efforts will remain sporadic and fruitless.

Трансформация функций языка: социологическая рефлексия

The article considers the language functions` evolution in correlationwith society development. Language functions are presented fromthe point of view of various theoretical methodological approaches:behavioral, structuralfunctional, discourse practices, symbolicinteractional, and social constructional. The special role of constructionlanguage function, as the most significant under information society,is pointed out. Some examples of this language function activity inestablishing national states are given.

Современные информационные технологии как инструмент продвижения национальных интересов России в сфере международных отношений

The main problem tackled in this research deals with information technologies as the instrument of boosting national interests of Russia. The author comes to the conclusion that the information society shows the other side and the subject deals with not only mutual interests in the name of world development, but modification of the international relations on the base of the modern information technologies.

Социально-коммуникативные практики взаимодействия институтов власти и населения в регионе: социальные факторы и современные тенденции

This article discusses the interaction of power institutions with citizens at the regional level. The definition of a region is given and described. The results of the study conducted in Saratov region are presented. The results obtained during the survey are analyzed and compared with the studies of other authors and statistical collections. These observations allow us to say that the current level of society’s informatization is not enough for the open model of the interaction between the power and the population.