Scientific section. Sociology

Police Officers’ Social Well-Being: Gender and Settlement Characteristics

The need to study the social well-being of police officers is due to the high importance of this profession for protecting the rights and legitimate interests of the Russian population, and for ensuring public order. It examines the gender and settlement characteristics of the police officers ‘social well-being, which affect the police officers’ perception of their level of social protection, remuneration and bonuses, career prospects, satisfaction with housing conditions, relations with colleagues, friends, neighbors, and family life.

Basic Factors of Formation of Patriotic Mood at Young Generation in Modern Social Conditions

The article deals with the actual problems of Patriotic education of young people, the change of value orientations under the influence of external factors. The perspectives of the youth patriotism education development reveal the basic concepts of patriotism and the modern interpretation and the main factors in the Patriotic moods’ formation among the young generation under modern social conditions are highlighted.

Academic Mobility in the Countries-Participants of the EEU

The article examines the processes of academic mobility in the member countries of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). The reasons for optimizing cooperation in the Eurasian space are considered, which are related to the importance of creating common standards in training specialists, the emergence of a competitive environment among the Universities and the formation of the unified base for the smooth entry and exit of teachers and students. It is also noted that the factor of intensification of academic mobility processes is the preservation of the position of the Russian language.

Technologies of Mediation in the Development of Solidarity of Subjects of Public Control

The article analyzes the possibilities of using mediation as a technology for improving public control. The subject of analysis, which is conducted within the framework of the theories of the social agent by P. Bourdieu, the group relations by J. Turner are the basic characteristics of the mediator as a subject of social management. The subjects of public control differ in structural characteristics and sometimes reflect opposing attitudes and motivation for participation in public control.

The Main Signs of Social Insecurity of Labor in Russia

The article deals with the factors that destroy the social protection of labor in Russia and create social tension and antagonism between the government and the working people. Exploitation of employees is inevitable under any social order, regardless of who exploits them – the private owner or the state, but the main criterion of the socially-oriented state should be the protection of labor.

Expert Knowledge in Regional Governance

Under the conditions of social processes’ transformation based on technology development, on unlimited access to information and on rising the speed of social time, there is a need of changing the approaches in governance both on federal and regional levels. There is a public demand for transparency, social expertise and wide coverage at all stages of decision making process. This kind of public request could be granted by involving independent experts at various stages of governance.

Crisis Communication of Power and Society in Social Media: Identification of Problem Zones

The article is devoted to the possibilities of crisis communications between the government and society in social networks. The authors are of the opinion that in modern research and political practices insufficient attention is paid to studying the potential of political communication in social networks in a crisis situation.

Economic and Socio-Cultural Foundations of Rural Families’ Social Differentiation

The article discusses the factors of vital activity of the rural population, which affect its social differentiation. The methodological prospects of applying the subjective criterion for evaluating consumer opportunities are justified. In comparison with the objective monetary criterion, the subjective criterion reflects the social differentiation of rural families more accurately. The differences in the structure of everyday life between well-off and deprived rural households are analyzed. The wellbeing factors of rural households were determined.

The Role of Physical Culture and Sports in the System of Youth’s Patriotic Education and the Mechanism of Civic Identity Formation

The mechanism of the person’s civil identity formation as a whole comprises, among other things, a patriotic component. The aspect of patriotic education of the young generation in the light of the global situation aggravation in the geopolitical arena acquires a special meaning. Besides, many recent investigations emphasized the need of transforming the new generation’s civil-patriotic education system.

Improving Forest Policy Mechanisms in Russia: A Sociological Point of View

The article discusses the prospects and relevance of the forest industry development, the reforms and institutional changes in the forest sector. The socio-economic conditions of sustainable development of forestry and the urgent need to rethink the processes associated with the development of the forestry system in Russia, alongside with the social consequences of the forest policy are studied. The need for studying forest policy and its improvement in the context of sociological science is updated.