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Andrey V. Rezaev

Andrey V. Rezaev, Professor of Sociology and Director of the International Center for Comparative and Institutional Research (InterComCenter) at St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Graduated from Leningrad State University, Russia (Faculty of Philosophy, 1981), and Central European University, Hungary (Political Science Department, 1997). PhD in Social Philosophy, Leningrad State, 1984. Habilitation Degree, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences (History of Ideas and Social Philosophy), St. Petersburg State University, 1993.

Academic career has started in Leningrad Medical Institute and continued in Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology (Positions: Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, full Professor of Philosophy). Dr. Rezaev was twice elected as a Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology. After promotion to full professorship in Philosophy, he has been enrolled in MA Program of the Political Science Department at Central European University (accredited by the University of the State on New York), 1996/97. Thesis: The Social Sciences in Russian Technical Institutes of Higher Education: Profile and Character in the Time of post-Soviet Democratization.

Since 1997 Dr. Rezaev is a Sociology Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University. Dr. Rezaev is also Professor of the Social Sciences (part time) at several Universities in Russia, Visiting Researcher at the University of Western Ontario, Canada (2001-2002) and Visiting Professor at the Institut D'Etudes Poitiques in Lille, France (2002-2003), a Senior Research Fellow of Special and Extension Programs, OSI (February-April 2003).

In July 2000 Dr. Rezaev was a Salzburg Seminars Fellow, University Project Session. Dr. Rezaev has been a Fellow of USIA Program, Boston University, 1994/95 academic year, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, USA, 2005/2006 academic year.

Research interests: New Institutionalism in the Social Sciences, Philosophy and Sociology of Higher Education, Comparative Sociology, Methodology of the Social Sciences, Theory of Human Interaction, Sociology of South-East Asia.

Dr. Rezaev is the author of more then 40 publications. Monographs: Paradigms of Human Communication. Social Philosophy Approach. St. Petersburg State University Press, 1993; Reflections on the Three Ps of Russian Higher Education: Philosophy, Practice, Prospects ISACT, 1996; Ideokracy: the possibility and reality of Socio-Political Analysis. St. Petersburg State University Press, 1999 (in Russian).



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