Release:2017, Vol. 1. №1
About the authors:Yulia E. Ponomaryova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation); firstname.lastname@example.org
This article considers the social dynamics in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in 2013 and 2016. The legislative initiatives of federal and regional government to improve citizens’ quality of life entail a number of specific social changes. This initiated and enacted impact on social dynamics is complemented by self-organisation (spontaneous) aspects. The authors propose a study of social dynamics using a dynamic symbolic model. This model is a reflection of social reality in the information space that meets the following requirements: conformity of the representation to the method of social world organisation; conformity of the language used in the modelling process and the language of the modelled theory; conformity of the theory and the social world. The authors analyse mass media materials on the implementation of the Presidential Decrees of May 7, 2012 no 596, 597, 598, 599 and 600 in 2013 and 2016. The authors also describe and classify the social changes in the region during the periods indicated, using a three-level classification. Firstly, they describe three macro-hierarchical levels according to the methodological model. Secondly, the authors analyse the types of social changes at seven levels of society. Thirdly, they classify the social changes according to the role of the authorities: those that were provided for by the Presidential Decrees of 7 May 2012 no 596-606, and those that arose spontaneously. The authors formulate conclusions about the relationship of spontaneous programmes of social change and those initiated by the state.