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'Pursuit of Freedom Is Universal for All Human Beings'

In the memory of Ronald Inglehart

Ronald Inglehart / LABORATORY FOR COMPARATIVE SOCIAL RESEARCH

Ronald Inglehart, the founder the World Values ​​Survey and co-founder of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, died on May 8, 2021. In his memory, IQ.HSE has collected publications based on his research, as well as an interview he gave in 2017.

Robots to Replace Humans?

Development of AI triggers growth of inequality. It is a part of today's reality, however futuristic and terrifying it may sound. While technologies are replacing workers, the middle class finds itself also at risk. Can robots take over humanity and rule over the planet one day? IQ.HSE interviewed Ronald Inglehart in order to understand the nature of cultural evolution and transformations observed in modern society.

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Researchers Find Link Between Genes and Subjective Well-Being

Ronald Inglehart and his colleagues were able to statistically monitor the impact of the monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) on the subjective evaluation of well-being among men. This work became the latest step towards an understanding of how genes can affect social phenomena. Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Head Eduard Ponarin told IQ.HSE, why sociologists should care about genetics, in his op-ed.

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Elites Change But the Regime Will Live On

This publication is based on the research conducted by Laboratory for Comparative Social Research experts in collaboration with Ronald Inglehart and William Zimmerman. In 2013 scientists analyzed political climate in Russia and made assumptions about its possible future.

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May 13