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Alexander N. Danilov

Alexander N. DanilovAlexander N. Danilov

Head of Social Sciences Department
Doctor of Social Sciences
Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Professor

Head of Social Sciences Department (since 2005), corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1996), Doctor of Social Sciences (1994), Professor (1997). Sociologist, politologist. Specialist in the field of Theory, Methodology, and History of Sociology.

Born on May 14, 1955 in Vitebsk he received higher education there. He worked as secretary of Komsomol's Committee with the Institute, Deputy Head of Vitebsk Region Committee of Lenin Communist Youth League of Belarus, instructor, Head of lecturers' group, Head of Young Students' Department, Head of Department for Youth Problems Research, Head of Sociological Laboratory of the Central Committee of Lenin Communist Youth League of Belarus (1978-1991). In 1991-1994 he worked as Chief specialist (sociologist), Head of the sector for research of public opinion and modeling, Head of Analytical Department of the Information Service with the Government of the Republic of Belarus. In 1994-2000 he worked as Head of the sector for research of public opinion and modeling, Deputy Head of central administration of public and political information, Head of Information and Analytical Administration with the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Belarus. In 2000-2003 he became Professor of Social Sciences Department of the Belarusian State University. Since 2003 he has been Deputy Chairperson of the Higher Attestation Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

In the meantime, since 1991 he has been the lecturer of the Social Sciences Department in the Belarusian State University. In 1996-2003 he was Deputy Chairperson of the Belarusian Republican Fund of Fundamental Research. In 1997-2009 he was Deputy Academician Secretary of the Division of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Since 1997 he has been editor-in-chief of scientific and theoretical journal Sociology.

His major research were in the field of Theory, Methodology, and History of Sociology, Sociology of Transformation Processes of Societies in Transition. He is the author of theoretical and methodical concept that reveals mechanism of systemic transformation changes in ex-Soviet countries, he also worked out theoretical background of a new direction in Social Science - Sociology of Transformation Processes of Societies in Transition. He performed the research of interaction of authorities and society, functions of political elite, modern problems of globalization policy and prospects of nation state development. Besides he set forward a sociocultural model of concept of the state youth policy, analyzed youth's position in conditions of transition to market relations.

Moreover he is the author and co-author of course books and teaching aids on Sociology, other Humanitarian and Social Sciences, methodology and technique of social research, theory and history of Sociology for higher education institutions and secondary schools.

He is prize winner of the award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1999) for the best scientific work; of maintenance allowance of the President of the Republic of Belarus for workers in the field of science, education, culture, and public health service (2001) for reaching high results in the sphere of their professional activity. He was awarded a commendation of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2005) for achievements in forming national attestation system, fruitful work in the sphere of preparation and attestation of scientific and pedagogic personnel of highest qualification.

Major works:

1. Society in Transition: Problems of Systemic Transformation. Minsk, 1997;

2. Authority and Society: Search for New Harmony. Minsk, 1998;

3. The Youth of Crisis Years: Illusions and New Hope. Minsk, 1999;

4. Belarus on the Verge of Millennia. Minsk, 2000, (collaboration work);

5. Humanitarization of Science and Education in Transient Period. Minsk, 2000 (collaboration work);

6. Sociology of Authority: Theory and Practice of Globalism. Minsk, 2001;

7. Operational Sociological Research: Methods and Experience of Organization. Minsk, 2001 (collaboration work);

8. Encyclopedia of Sociology. Minsk, 2003 (under the general editorship);

9. Pressing Issues of Modern Belarusian Society: Sociological Aspect. Minsk, 2005 (collaboration work);

10. Sociology in the Belarusian State University: History, Facts, Documents. Minsk, 2006 (collaboration work with A.N. Elsukov, D.G. Rotman);

11. Background of Sociology. Minsk, 2009 (collaboration work with A.N. Elsukov);

12. Contemporary Man's Value System: Belarus in Project European Values Research, Minsk, 2009 (collaboration work), and other.