Social Theories, Strategies, and Prognosis

The Department of Social Theories, Strategies and Prognosis is part of the subdivision of ISSK “Inequality and Social Change“.

 

Activity:

The Department explores common characteristics of modern societies, the dynamics and prospects of their development; develops normative and descriptive forecasts and strategies for social development. Its associates are included in various national and international research networks.

The Department covers the following research fields: philosophy of politics, law and economics, Future Studies, social theories, philosophy and theory of history, religion and security, anthropology.

 

Projects:

2016-2018. Democratization, religious identity and fundamentalism in Romania and Bulgaria. International project. Coordinator in Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. Bogdana Todorova. Partners: ISSK-BAS and Institute of Political Science and International Relations ”Ion I.C. Brătianu” of the Romanian Academy, according to the bilateral co-operation between Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Romanian Academy.

2015-2017. Culture and Values in Late Modernity. International project, according to the bilateral co-operation between Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Romanian Academy. Coordinator in Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. Bogdana Todorova. Partners: ISSK-BAS and Institute for Philosophy at the Romanian Academy of Sciences.

2016-2017. The Balkans and migrant crisis in the context of transformation of the European border control. Financed by a Grant Program for Young Scientists. Coordinator:   Assoc. Prof. Borislav Gradinarov. Participant: Assist. Prof. Blagovesta Nikolova.

2016-2020. Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT). Financed by COST. International project. Coordinator: Dr. Peter Knight (University of Manchester, UK). Team-leader in Bulgaria:  Assoc. Prof. Todor Hristov, (Sofia University). Participants: Assoc. Prof. Ivelina Ivanova.

2015-2018. Bulgaria in the European Union – conclusions, conflicts, risks and perspectives. Project coordinator Assoc. Prof. Borislav Gradinarov. National project. Participants: Prof. Ivan Ktzarski, cor.-member Vassil Prodanov, Assoc. Prof. Bogdana Todorova, Assoc. Prof. Ivelina Ivanova, Assist. Prof. Hristina Ambareva, Assist. Prof. Blagovesta Nikolova, Iva Kuyukdzieva, PhD student.

2015-2017. The undeclared nationalism. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dimitar Ganov.

2013-2014. New forms of inequality and transformations of power mechanisms. Project coordinator prof. Ivan Katsarski. National project. Financed by ISSK-BAS.

2013-2015 Church and Culture in Romanian and Bulgarian history and nowadays. The future of religion on the Balkans. Coordinator: Associate prof. Bogdana Todorova, PhD, Institute for Research of Societies and Knowledge. International project. Partners: Romanian Academy of Sciences and Bucharest Institute of Philosophy.

2013-2015 The Future of Religion (Global Christianity and Islam) Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Bogdana Toodrova, ISSK.

2013 Social analytics of the protests in Bulgaria in 2013. A research project of Assist. Prof. Hristina Ambareva, part of the research program ”Fragmentation of Bulgarian Society: social factors, structural dimensions, and value projections. Coordintor: prof. Rumiana Stoilova, ISSK.

2012-2015 Bulgaria in Changing Geopolitical Environment. International project. Beneficiaries: Russia Institute for Strategic Research in Moscow and University for National and World Economy, Sofia. Bulgarian coordinator: Cor. Member, Prof. Vassil Prodanov.

2014 The Unrepresented: Heterodox Solutions to the Crisis of Political Representation. Funded by “Rosa Luxembourg”Foundation, Berlin.

2012 The Bulgarian Contribution to the Cultural Diversity of the World – Theory and Praxis, Project “Bulgarian in Balkan and European Context”, The Union of the Thracian Associations in Bulgaria, 2012.

 Seminars:

On-going monthly seminar with reports and discussions: “The Role of Bulgaria in the European Union”.

 

Staff Members

  1. Assoc Prof DSc Bogdana Todorova

bony69bg@yahoo.com – Head of Department

  1. Prof. DSc Ivan Katsarski

pessoko@gmail.com

  1. Corr. Member Prof. DSc Vasil Prodanov

vprodanov@hotmail.com

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr Borislav Gradinarov

bograd@abv.bg

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr Ivelina Ivanova

i.ivanova@gbg.bg

  1. Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Ganov

abutor1@gmail.com

  1. Assist. Prof. Dr Hristina Ambareva

ambareva@yahoo.com

  1. Assist. Prof. Dr. Mariana Todorova

mariana_g_todorova@yahoo.com

 

  1. Assist. Prof. Dr. Blagovesta Ilieva

blag_ilieva@yahoo.com

  1. Assist.Prof. Dr.Iva Manova

iva.manova@gmail.com

  1. Assist. Dr. Nevena Ivanova

ve4ernitsa@gmail.com

 

Vihra Pavlova – PhD Student

Sylvia Pencheva – PhD Student

 

Radina Bogomirova – Secretary

radinab@abv.bg