Submit your Research to the special issue of the International Research Journal – Social Phenomena


Soviet science considered collective existence as the axiom of social processes. Perhaps, this is the reason why collective action itself has not been intensively studied in Russia as a relevant research problem. In Western research tradition, on the contrary, this problem is raised and the objective difficulties of emergence and development of collective action have been observed and formulated by a number of scholars, including, for example,  M. Olson, and E. Ostrom.

A similar contradiction is present in educational theory and practice. In Russia there is a long experience of building educational process and the education system in general on the foundation of collective action. Due to the change of social environment in modern Russia this experience cannot be used on the former social basis, in addition the appropriate pedagogical conceptions are frequently ignored or rejected. So, for example, giftedness research develops disconnected from the experience and understanding of collective action.

This however does nоt make collective action socially and educationally less significant. Ideas of personality development in a collective deserve, as we think, greater attention and more intensive development in theory as well as in educational practice in general and in gifted education in particular. What is the potential of collective action in modern education? How can the available collective action resources be efficiently actualized in different education spheres?

Making these questions and similar problems the object of research in the context of collective action theories and taking into account the nature of human social activity should lead to system-related conclusions, that are relevant to educational system and educational process design, and helpful in developing new teaching methods.

 We would like to draw attention of the authors to the following general areas research:

– Theory of collective action.

– Collective action as an element of nurturing and educational process. Collective action in knowledge production and creativity.

– The role of collective action in the emergence and development of giftedness. Gifted groups.

– Collective action of various social groups in education.

Participants and papers:

Papers from all branches of humanities and social sciences are welcome. Papers written in the interdisciplinary and international comparative perspective are particularly encouraged.

Publication Fees:

The publication of papers is free of charge.

How to apply:

– complete the online application form on our website;

– attach your paper to the application or send it by e-mail:

Extended deadline for submitting journal articles: 

15 June 2017 – deadline for submitting full paper.
!!!  Authors are encouraged to submit a paper proposal first (title and abstract), the editorial panel will provide a response to your paper proposals within a few days.