Digitalization and Hybridization of Social Space: Discussion on the Monograph: “Sociology of Digital Society”


  • Svetlana ZAKHAROVA Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration



sociology of digital society, digitalization, hybridization of social space, public governance, smart management, self-organization, synergistic approach


The article was prepared as one of the formats of the review of the monograph “Sociology of Digital Society” (Vasilenko & Meshcheryakova, 2021) as part of the implementation of a comprehensive sociological study conducted with the financial support of Russian Fond for Basic Research, grant 20-011-00694 “Public Administration”.

The authors consider interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological foundations for the formation of a digital society. The defining feature of the new stage of social development is hybridization, which implies the interpenetration of the real and virtual worlds, in which the existence of a significant part of society has become equivalent. They justify the fundamental changes that are taking place in a digital society in all key aspects of public life: the transition to a platform economy, a change in the social structure characteristic of industrial society, a new nature of production attitudes and management styles.


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Author Biography

Svetlana ZAKHAROVA, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

PhD in Social Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Regional Management, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, portfolio page:, Moscow, Russia. Her areas of interest include sociology, sociological methodology, social relations and processes, common problems of modern sociology. Zakharova is the author of 1 monograph and more than 25 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Moscow State Crowdsourcing Projects: Stakeholders and Configuration of Networks”; “Digital Maternity of Regional Public Authorities as a Base for Modern Public Governance”; “The Participatory Governance: The Public Authorities and Social Network Actors Interaction”.


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How to Cite

ZAKHAROVA, S. (2022). Digitalization and Hybridization of Social Space: Discussion on the Monograph: “Sociology of Digital Society”. WISDOM, 21(1), 218–221.