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­­­Cultural politics in the modern society

Priority areas of development: humanitarian
2014
Department: Centre for Fundamental Studies

Goal of research: to analyze, which means of measuring culture are commonly used, and to point out the tendencies in its infrastructural organization.

Methodology: comparative analysis, institutional analysis, case study.

Empirical base of research: analysis of international recommendations with respect to organization of statistic system, description of statistic measuring on the national level, analysis such measurement tools as cultural audit and sociocultural Indexes. 

Results of research: As a result of the research, we analyze how foreign countries organize the informational infrastructure on the national level, which tendencies of its organization and reformation have an influence on the cultural politics. Actual measurement tools, which can show dynamics and changes of cultural sphere, are also at the focus of the research.

Level of implementation, recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of the results: On the base of this research the expert proposals are suggested. The expert proposals could contribute to the development of statistical measurement tools and infrastructure in addition to the national system of statistics. F

According to the research it doesn’t seem reasonable to suggest any proposals for radical modification or reformation of State informational - statistic system of the culture sphere without data about its efficiency.

In this case, it seems reasonable to focus not on the improving of actual system of national statistics, but to consider the ways of advancing the informational and research infrastructure of cultural sphere on the whole. Because of the historically based similarities, we could reference to the case of France. In present time in France there are a lot of centers, which provided the statistical data of cultural sphere development. The main institution of State cultural statistics is Département des Études, de la Prospective et des Statistiques (DEPS). Nevertheless, the statistical data from the DEPS are supplemented with the data from the wide system of   science, university and research centers. This case could clarify the main proposal, which could contribute to the development of Russian system of statistics. It seems reasonable to develop such system of complementary research and informational approaches, especially, with the respect to socio-cultural diversity of Russia.

Accordingly, it could be proposed to support and stimulate the wide system of research and science centers, which could contribute to the process of continuous renovation of informational infrastructure in the sphere of culture and cultural politics. These institutions should be diversified from the point of view of institutional organization and with respect to their location. This support could contribute to the organization of balanced statistics system of the cultural sphere. Moreover, it seems comprehensible to stimulate the development of actual measurement tools, used for statistical monitoring of cultural sphere. 

Publications:


Бедаш Ю. А. Анализ пространства в феноменологии Эдмунда Гуссерля и Мориса Мерло-Понти // Вестник Томского государственного университета. Философия. Социология. Политология. 2014. № 4 (16). C. 211-218. 
Бедаш Ю. А. Город как эмоциональное пространство // Вестник Самарского государственного университета. Гуманитарная серия. 2014. № 9 (120). C. 40-46. 
Bondarenko D. M., Demintseva E., Usacheva V. V., Zelenova D. African Entrepreneurs in Moscow: How They Did It Their Way // Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. 2014. Vol. 43. No. 1-3. P. 205-254. 
Khestanov R. The Role of Culture in Early Soviet Models of Governance // Studies in East European Thought. 2014. Vol. 66. No. 1-2. P. 123-138.