THE SCIENCE OF REFORMING AND THE REFORM OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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Nauka reformirovaniya i reforma RAN
Author(s): 
Mark Ratz
Non-Profit Research Foundation "The Schedrovitsky Institute for Development"
Sergey I. Kotelnikov
Expert of Company limited by guarantee
Issue number: 
No. 4 (Vol. 38)
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55-61
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On the example of the recent reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences the article discusses the methods of reform practiced in Russia and their intellectual coverage. The authors argue that the methods used in Russia have nothing to do with contemporary approaches discussed in the science of politics and management. In particular, these methods go against with the conception of management developed by the authors which treats management as activities aimed at activities (approach pioneered by G.Schedrovitskiy). It is also argued that the choice of the object of reform (Academy of Sciences as a system of production of scientific knowledge) does not solve the problem of technological and economical development. The authors claim that solving these problems demands a change in the state policies towards science as well as in the system of using the results of scientific research in economic activities. The latter demands a development in social sciences and the humanities.

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