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Multi-faced Transformations

Challenges and Studies

Editor(s): Elena Danilova, Matej Makarovic, Alina Zubkovych
Contributors: Andreja Primec, Asja Pehar, Georgi Todua, Matej Makarovic, Nikolai Genov, Sabina Taskar Beloglavec, Susanta Kuamr Mallick,

Book Description

Multi-faced Social Transformations: Challenges and Studies brings together the proceedings of the 7th Slovenian Social Science Conference, “The Challenges of Social Transformations”, held in September 2014. It was organized by the School of Advanced Social Studies (SASS), the Slovenian National Committee of the Management of Social Transformations programme (MOST), and the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO. The multidisciplinary contributions presented here analyse various aspects of the economic, social, and cultural transformations that accompany the contemporary globalized world.

The book consists of four sections dealing with particular areas of transformations. These include a range of political, economic and cultural dimensions that are observed from the macro-level, in social systems and structural changes, to the micro-level, in aspects of individuals’ lives. The book will be of interest for academics in the field of social sciences, as well as for civil society activists and policy makers. The frames of the transformations are not limited to the European space, and provide a more global perspective.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8266-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8266-6
Date of Publication: 01/12/2015
Pages / Size: 245 / A5
Price: £47.99


Elena Danilova is Head of Department of the Institute of Sociology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Her research interests lie in the area of social transformations in post-socialist societies. She recently published a series of articles in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals and edited and contributed to books, including Russians and Chinese in Changing Societies: A Comparative Study in Saint-Petersburg and Shanghai at the Beginning of the 21st Century (in Russian). Currently, Danilova is chairing the research network “Sociology of Transformations: West and East” within the European Sociological Association.

Matej Makarovic, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School of Advanced Social Studies and President of the Slovenian National Committee of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme of UNESCO. He is a senior researcher in the fields of sociological theory, political sociology, and societal modernization. He was a Visiting Researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2011, and the University of Nevada and Hawaii Pacific University in 2012. He has published a number of books and articles, including Feeling European (Vega Press, 2012, with T. Golob) and Interethnic Relations in a Systemic Context (Lit, 2010, with B. Rončević).

Alina Zubkovych, PhD, Junior Researcher at the School of Advanced Social Studies. Her research focuses on the dynamics of collective memory, museums, socio-cultural transformations in the Eastern and Central Europe and Balkan regions. She is an assistant editor of peer-reviewed “Research in Social Change” journal. She was a visiting fellow at the Central European University, Hungary and University of Technology, Cyprus. She was also nominated for the Carnegie Research Grant for studying the transformation in Eastern Europe and a Junior Scholar Grant provided by the European Sociological Association.