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Yuriy Savelyev

Associate Researcher

Address: Kyiv 01601 Ukraine, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Volodymyrska St., 64

E-mail: yursave@yahoo.com

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2012 - present - Senior Research Fellow, Adjunct lecturer, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • 2009 - 2012 - Doktorant at Faculty of Sociology, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • 2004 - 2009 - Associate Professor, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine;
  • 1997 - 2004 - Lecturer at Lugansk National University, Ukraine;
  • 1997 - C.Sc. (Ph.D. equivalent degree), Social Philosophy and Philosophy of History, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Ukraine; 
  • 1994 - M.A./B.A. (Honors) equivalent degree, History, Social Science and English, EasternUkrainian State University; 

Academic Interests:

Social change; human development; modernization; agent’s capabilities; participation and social inclusion; research methods.

Research Projects:

Modernization and Variations in Emancipative Values in European Societies in 1995-2008: Test of Inglehart’s socialization hypothesis (ongoing)


The research proposal is aimed to reveal patterns in variations of emancipative values in European societies and test Inglehart’s socialization hypothesis. Modernization model suggested by C.Welzel, R.Inglehart and H-D.Klingemann (2003) is used as a theoretical framework for the research project.

According to this model emancipative and self-expression values have to appear due to the growth of resources and economic security. To explain the mechanism of this value shift R.Inglehart also suggested a socialization hypothesis (Inglehart 1990).

Since East European societies and especially post-soviet countries differ from more developed societies in terms of emancipative and self-expression values (Тихонова 2008; 2011; Magun, Rudnev, Schmidt 2012; Магун, Руднев 2012), the research project is focused on a particular part of the modernization model testing whether emancipative values trend, namely substitution materialist priorities by post-materialist, exists in East European societies compared to West European societies (old EU members) and whether Inglehart’s socialization hypothesis is valid to explain such a trend. 

The dataset for analysis consists of integrated World Values Survey data (waves 3, 4, 5: WVS1994-1999, WVS1999-2004, WVS2005-2007) and European Values Survey data (waves 3, 4: EVS1999-2001, EVS2008-2010) with the matching questions comprising the period from 1995 till 2008 in 16 European societies (overall 78501 respondents). Method of linear decomposition of a trend (Firebaugh 1989; 1992) is used for data analysis.

Research Progress:

Recent Publications:

  • Modernization and Pseudomorphosis, RSC - Research in Social Change, Vol. 5. Issue 1, 2013, pp. 64-93. (forthcoming)
  • Participation and Political Regimes in Contemporary Europe: Comparing Non-EU ‘New Eastern Europe’ with ‘Old’ and ‘Recent’ EU Member States, Bulletin of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev. Sociology, Vol. 4, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • Participation as expression of social inclusion in the process of modernization: Ukraine in the European context (1999-2010), Ukrainian Socium, No. 2, 2013, pp. 77-98. (in Ukrainian)
  • The Value Dimension of Social Development: Contradictions of Values Change in a Process of Modernization, Problems of Sociological Theory, Kiev, 2013, pp. 34-41. (in Ukrainian)
  • Emancipative Values and the Capabilities in Understanding of Modernization (Round table materials), Economy and Forecasting, Vol.1, 2013, pp. 136–137. (in Ukrainian)
  • Social Inclusion as Dimension of Social Development: Problem Formulation, Proceedings of National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Vol. 135, 2012, pp. 25–33. (in Ukrainian
  • Sociology in a Quest for the Essence of Modernity: Systematization of Theories of Modern Society and Modernization, Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing, Vol.3, 2012, pp. 45-67. (in Ukrainian & Russian)
  • European Integration and Trends of Development of Eastern European Borderland, Proceedings of National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Vol. 122, 2011, pp. 71–79. 
  • Assessment of Conceptual Grounds of the Policy of Social Inclusion in the European Union, Sociological Research, Vol. 11, 2011, pp. 164-176. (in Ukrainian
  • Europe in the Global World: Expert and Mass Public Evaluation of the Development of the European Union, Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing, Vol.1, 2010, January - March, pp. 39-55. (in Ukrainian & Russian
  • Modernization and European Integration: Prospects of Development for Peripheral Society, Problems of Sociological Theory: Social Integration and Social Inequality. Kiev, 2009, pp. 125-134. (in Russian


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