Focus and Scope

The title of the journal “Skhid” in Ukrainian is the meaningful metaphor of the ascension, which directs the reader to the development, movement, dynamics. The journal is a platform for discussions on social transformations as a process of structural changes in the state of society and a platform for developing optimal ways of their practical implementation. in particular: changes in established traditions; civilizational and cultural overcoming of the negative social consequences of the past; acceleration of qualitative changes and introduction of innovative experience; transition to a higher technological system; minimization of the negative impacts of the post-information society.

The journal covers the following issues:

  • preconditions, causes and consequences of social transformations;
  • historical and civilizational-cultural experience of social transformations;
  • main stages of social development;
  • processes of modernization and demodernization in the contemporary world;
  • impact of the elite on the processes of social transformation;
  • impact of social transformations on the processes of social identification;
  • conceptualization of theoretical discourses in the countries of the “center”, “semiperiphery” and “periphery”;
  • civilizational and cultural conflicts in the process of social development of “catch-up” societies;
  • assurance of humanitarian security in the face of global challenges;
  • theoretical approaches related to the emergence of the contemporary world-system / capitalist world-economy, rationalization of social processes;
  • modernization, detraditionalization and decolonization in the contemporary world;
  • collective and individual memory in the process of social transit: historical memory, polarization of traditional and modern identities in the contemporary world, mental transformations;
  • social prognostics, strategies of social development, limits of social progress in the conditions of global changes;
  • sacred, secular and post-secular societies;
  • genesis of civil society institutions;
  • сакральні, секулярні та постсекулярні суспільства;
  • methodological principles of research of social changes;
  • coverage of the key problems of socio-cultural progress of the world in the 20th – early 21st century,
  • defining the paradigm of their civilizational development in the future;
  • study of the preconditions and consequences of those events that change the contemporary architectonics of the ethno-national picture of the world (migration movements, repatriation / socialization of migrants, military captivity, genocide phenomena).

Such a broad understanding of the subject of discussion allows not only to combine the theoretical studies of philosophers and historians, but also to enrich them through interdisciplinary empirical studies.

The mission of the journal is to catalyze a scientific discussion on the social transformations of the past and present and trends in their future development; to create a new level of knowledge to enable social transformations of the existing world order, to model promising directions for the development of socio-humanitarian sciences in the future.

The journal is aimed at the academic and expert-analytical community, and articles that are the result of theoretical or empirical research are published in the journal. All articles are subject to the peer-review process.