“There is a crucial need for competent social scientists”…


We decided to conduct our journal’s first interview with Ronald F. Inglehart – Lowenstein Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan (USA), Academic Supervisor of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) and Founding President of the World Values Survey Association. We asked him about challenges to contemporary social sciences and trends in their development. Professor Inglehart is interviewed by Olga Iakimova, the executive editor of CS&P.

Author Biography

Ronald F. Inglehart, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Ronald F. Inglehart is Lowenstein Professor of Political Science, Research Professor of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the following books: The Silent Revolution (1977); Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society (1990); Value Change in Global Perspective (1995); Modernization and Postmodernization (1997); Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change around the World (2003) (co-authored with Pippa Norris); Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (2004) (co-authored with Pippa Norris); Modernization, Cultural Change and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (2005) (co-authored with Christian Welzel).

How to Cite
Inglehart, R. (2017). “There is a crucial need for competent social scientists”…. Changing Societies & Personalities, 1(1), 12-26. doi:10.15826/csp.2017.1.1.002