Nikolai Sergeevich ROZOV

Professor of Philosophy (PhD., Dr.Sc.)

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Research interests:

Historical macrosociology, philosophy of history, philosophy and methodology of social and historical sciences, theory of values, comparative politics and political sociology.


Philosophy of History Archive (various resources and links)


Philosophy of History and Theoretical History (Internet-forum a mailing list)

My page in Russian


Publications in Russian: open access


Photos from Altai Mountains Altai 2005

Altai 2007

Altai 2007 - Slide-Show on Youtube.Com



1995 - fellowship in the Fernand Braudel Center (Univ. of New York at Binghamton) under supervision of Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein

1986-1989 fellowship in Philosophy and Social Sciences in the Institute for Philosophy and Law (Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences)

1983 graduated from the Moscow State University (the Department of Psychology)


1993 Post Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophical Sciences), Social Philosophy, Moscow State University, dissertation: "The Value Foundations of Humanities in the Modern World"

1989 Ph.D. (Kandidate of Sciences), Social Philosophy, Tomsk State University, dissertation "The Methodological Analysis of Modelling of Sociocultural Objects"

1983 M.A., Psychology, Moscow State University (under supervision of academician Vasiliy V. Davydov)

Academic Experience:

Since 2003 - Professor of the Chamber for International Relations and Area Studies, Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU).

Since 2002, leading researcher of the Institute of Philosophy and Law, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences;

1998 - 2002 - Organizer and Coordinator of the network 'Macrohistorical Dynamics' in Social Science History Association (SSHA);

1997 - present, Member of Scientific Council of the Institute for Philosophy and Law (Novosibirsk);

1995 - Visiting Research Associate in Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations (director Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein), Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

1987 - 1994, Associate Professor (Docent), Senior Researcher, Novosibirsk State University


Books by prof. Nikolai S. Rozov:

Values in the Problematic World: Philosophical Foundations and Social Applications of Constructive Axiology (Detailed English abstract of the Russian book)


       Koleya I Pereval: Makrosotsiologicheskie Osnovania Strategiy Rossii v 21 Veke (Track and Pass: Macrosociological Foundations of Russias Strategies in 21 century). ROSSPEN, (In press).

       Istoricheskaya Makrosotsiologiya: Metodologia I Metody (Historical Macrosociology: Methodology and Methods). Textbook. Novosibirsk, NSU, 2009.

       Filosofia I Teoria Iistorii (Philosophy and theory of history. Book 1. Prolegomena) Moscow, Logos, 2002.

       The Almanac 'Vremia Mira' (Editor). The 2-st issue.Structures of History, Novosibirsk, 2001.

       The Almanac 'Vremia Mira' (Editor). The 1-st issue. The Historical Macrosociology in the 20-th Century, Novosibirsk, 1998.

       Filosofiya Gumanitarnogo Obrazovaniya (The Philosophy of Humanities and Social Sciences in Higher Education). Research Center for Specialists' Education, Moscow, 1993, 195p.

       Struktura Tsivilizatsii i Tendentsii Mirovogo Razvitiya (The Structure of Civilization and World Development Trends) Novosibirsk St.Univ., Novosibirsk, 1992, 215p. English Summary (3p.)

       Kultura, Tsennosti i Razvitiye Obrazovaniya (Culture, Values and Development of Education) Research Center for Specialists' Education Moscow, 1992, 154 p.


Papers in English:



       Cycles of Russian History, Difficulties of Democratization and Conditions of Conflict Resolution in the Post-Soviet Area // The Soviet Legacy 22 Years On: Reversed Or Reinforced? Edited by Leila Alieva Center for National and International /Qanun, Baku, 2013



       Specific Nature of "Russian State Power": Its Mental Structures, Ritual Practices, and Institutions // Politics and Law. 2012. Vol. 50.  1. pp. 36-53



       The Meaning of History as a Trial for Humanity: Philosophical Foundations for a Global Multilevel Legal and Judicial System // Problems of Contemporary World Futurology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, pp.50-75.

       Modeling of Cyclical Dynamics of Russian History: Strategies of Actors and Interaction of Variables // Mathematical modeling of social and economic dynamics. MMSED-2010. Moscow, June 23-25 2010. .: URSS, 2010. pp.276-281 (with Sergei Tsirel).

       The Historical Macrosociology: Formation, Fundamental Areas of Research and Types of Models. In: Sociology: History, Theory, and Practices. Vol.10. Bridging the World Together. Moscow. Institute of Socio-Political Research. RAS. 2009. P.24-35.

       Models of the University in Today's Russia // Russian Education and Society. 2008. vol. 50.  5. pp. 76-84.

       Not a Curse but a Challenge // Problems of Economic Transition. 2007. Vol.49, No 9. P.75-82/

       The Universal Model of Historical Dynamics as A Bridge Between Macrosociological Theories and Conception of Global Social Evolution

       The Large Second World And Necessary Shifts in Research Approaches to Macrosocial Dynamics

       The Change of Non-Change: Evolution of Human Regimes and the Structure of World History. In: Alternatives of Social Evolution. Vladivostok, FEB RAS, 2000. P.59-79.

       The Change of Non-Change: Evolution of Human Regimes and the Structure of World History // Alternatives of Social Evolution, Vladivostok, FEB RAS, 2000, p.59-79.



       An Apologia for Theoretical History // History and Theory, 1997, vol.36, No3. P.336-352.

       Where the World Capitalism is Going? Futures Bulletin, vol.23. No 1, 1997, World Futures Studies Federation, Brisbaine Australia.

       Long Duree -Problems of Historical Mechanisms Theses of the International Congress UNESCO Educationa and Science at the Threshold of the Third Millenium, Sections 1-6, Novosibirsk, 1995.

       The Values of Social Sciences and Humanities for Future Universities Resume of the International Congress Lomonosov-94 Moscow State University, 1995.

       Constructive Axiology and Intellectual Culture of the Future, in: Studia Humanistica, 1990, vol.2 Prague, Institute for Philosophy.


English abstracts of Russian papers:

On Philosophy:

       The Sociological Abolition of Philosophy: A Challenge for Meditation and Response

       Social Philosophy Is it a Dogma or a Weapon Against Dogmatism? (The Question of One or Many Factors of Historical Dynamics). In: Gumanitarnye nauki Sibiri, 2007.

       Against the Attributive Reductionism: Irreducibility of Epistemic Rationality and Incommensurability of Values // Credo New, 2010, 1. P.66-109.

On Global Issues:

       Meanings of History as Permanent Self-Tests of Groups and Societies: Philosophy and Social Sciences Versus Ideology. Report for the XXII World Congress of Philosophy , Seoul, June 28 July 5, 2008.

       The Nature of War: the Macrosociological Analysis of Essence and Reasons of a Mass Organized Violence. In: Macrodynamics . Novosibirsk, Nauka, 2002.

       Global Crisis in the Context of World Development Megatrends and Prospects of the Russian Policy //POLIS, 2009, 3. P. 34-46.

On Historical Macrosociology:

       Rituals, Institutions, and Resources: the Bases for Transformation of Mentality // Tsennosti i Smysly, 2010 5 (8), P.50-67.

On Russian History and Mentality:

       The Dynamic Concept of Mentality and Variable Diversity of Russian Habituses // Ideyi i Idealy, 2010, Vol.1, No 1(3)

       Russian Mentality: Criticism of the Most Constructive Concepts // Mir Rossii, 2011, No 1

       The Social Mechanism of Russian Cycles // Politeia 2011, No 1.


Main Presentations in English:

       July 2008 Meanings of History as Permanent Self-Tests of Groups and Societies: Philosophy and Social Sciences Versus Ideology The XXII World Congress of Philosophy 2008, Seoul,

       May 2008 20 Years After Perestroika: The Required Shifts In Understanding of Macrosocial Dynamics in The Post-Soviet Space The 39th World Sociology Congress, Yerevan State University

       November 2007, The Social Mechanism of Russian Cycles Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association, Chicago.

       November 2001 Can Social Sciences Become Rapid Discovery Science. The Method of Theoretical History. Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association, Chicago.

       November 2000 Towards Synthesis of Macrohistorical Paradigms, Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association, Pittsburg

       November 1999 An Evolutionary Periodization of World History and Bridging Macrosociological Paradigms. University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts and Sciences, Sociology Department, Colloquium.

       November 1998 The Method of Theoretical History, Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association, Chicago.

       October 1997 Towards the Integrative Structure of Macrohistorical Dynamics, Annual Meeting of Social Science History Association, Washington DC;

       June 1995 Social-Historical TimeSpace: Reconstruction of Concepts and Bridging Paradigms, Fernand Braudel Center, SUNY Binghamton.

       June 1995. Civilizations, Societies, World-Systems, and Historical Epochs: Towards Integrative Structure odf Social Thought. The 24-th Annual Meeting of International Society for Comparative Studies of Civilizations (ISCSC), Write State University, Dayton, Ohio,

       May 1995. Problems and Prospects of Integration of Social Thought, Colloquium of Philosophy Dept. City College, New-York City.

       May 1995 New Approaches in Theoretical History, Philosophy Dept. and session of editorial board of the journal History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History, Wesleyan University, CT.

       June 1990 Constructive Axiology and the Future of Education, International Symposium "The Philosophy of Education for the 21st Century," Prague.