Ivan_P._Kulyasov, ecosociologist, environmental socoilogy, ecosociology

Ivan P.  Kulyasov, ecosociologist

I have been involved in active ecosociology (environmental sociology) research since 1998. My special area of interest is development of the ecological modernization theory and history of ecosociology. I conduct comparative analysis of environmental activities in Russia and in other countries. I use qualitative sociological methods like the biographical method, focus groups, interview, analysis of materials, case studies and participatory observation. I also use action research methods that stimulate the society for ecologization, socio-ecological responsibility, development of sustainable communities, civil society and cross-sectoral partnership to address social and ecological goals.

I have participated in more than 30 research and action projects, where I co-organized more than 30 seminars and conferences, and completed dozens of expeditions, mainly in the countryside and in wilderness. I have more than 60 publications in scientific journals and digests, including those published by Environmental Politics, Oxford Elsevier Ltd. and Ashgate. As I pay a lot of attention to transfer of scientific and hands-on knowledge, I have participated in publishing of more than 10 manuals. I regulaly promote the results of my research and action projects in the media. I consult in ecologization, foot print and forest certification.

In 2017, I’m planning to write a book titled "The Ecosociologist’s Encyclopedia", which will feature all authors who will have contributed to the formation and development of ecosociology. By 2020, I’m planning to prepare, together with my coauthors, a three-volume edition of "The Ecoman’s Encyclopedia" with photos. Volume I will provide examples of ecological practices of interrelation with a selected biotic specie (the strongest interrelations of most importance for the coauthors); Volume II will present and generalize on interrelations of communities and other social forms with the biota and abiota, physical and chemical parameters of the environment (focusing on the most common interrelations relevant for the humanity); and Volume III will feature "The Ecosociologist’s Encyclopedia" edited and supplemented by the coauthors.

In 2015-2016, I did a retrospective study of theoretical sources of ecosociology. This study brings historical events and a wide range of ecological issues into a single analytical line, identifying new development opportunities for ecosociology and proposing the theory of the development of all theories. All this is reflected in the already published book "Ecosociology Sources". It shows that ecosociology allows including cross-disciplinary authors into the history of sociology, thus enriching the history of Russian sociology and making it larger and more interesting. It could be said that the book is a new view of the history of sociology in Russia.

At present, I’m generally based in the village of Shilykovo, Sokolskiy district, Vologda region, where I do subsistence farming, preserving nature and traditional culture for future generations. I like studying wild herbs and bee farming.

SCIENTIFIC BOOKS

Kulyasov I.P. Ecosociology Sources. Series "Ecosociology". Publishing Solution. 2016. 220 p. il. (in Russian)

Kulyasov I.P. Forest Certification. Series "Ecosociology". Publishing Solution. 2016. 214 p. (in Russian)

Kulyasov I.P. Ecological Settlement. Series "Ecosociology". Publishing Solution. 2016. 210 p. (in Russian)

Kulyasov I.P. Environmental Movement. Series "Ecosociology". Publishing Solution. 2016. 286 p. (in Russian)

Kulyasov I.P. Ecological Modernization. Series "Ecosociology". Publishing Solution. 2016.174 p. (in Russian)

Kulyasov I.P. Ecological Modernization: theory and practice. Ed. Yu. N. Pakhomov (Foreword). SPb.: St. Petersburg state University. 2004. 154 p. (in Russian)

Publications in English

  1. Kulyasov I.P. Institutionalization of sustainable forest governance in Russia // Paradigmata poznání. Prague: Vědecko vydavatelské centrum «Sociosféra-CZ», Kolín: Academia Rerum Civilium – Vysoká škola politických a společenských věd. 2014. ¹ 4. p. 47-57.
  2. Kulyasov I.P. Designing a relationship of trust – distrust between a Finnish forest company and its stakeholders in Russia // Environmental education and environmental culture of the population. Prague: Vědecko vydavatelské centrum «Sociosféra-CZ». 2013. p. 47-61.
  3. Kulyasov I.P. Building trust in the process of localization of global forest certification // Russia and Europe: from mental images to business practices. Eds. S. Nysten-Haarala, K. Pynnoniemi. Kymenlaakson: University Applied Sciences. 2010. p. 110-130.
  4. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P., Stewart Ph. Democratic practices and cultural resilience: how a small people flourished under authoritarianism // Kettering Review. Summer 2009. Vol. 27. No 2. p. 39-50.
  5. Kotilainen J., Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P., Pchelkina S.S. Re-territorializing the Russian North through hybrid forest management // The changing governance of renewable natural resources in North-West Russia. Ed. S. Nysten-Haarala. Farnham: Ashgate. 2009. Chapter 7. p. 131-147.
  6. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Transformation of nature management in Pomorie: fishing villages on the Onega peninsula of the White sea // The changing governance of renewable natural resources in North-West Russia. Ed. S. Nysten-Haarala. Farnham: Ashgate. 2009. Chapter 10. p. 197-224.
  7. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Sokol: Seeing the forests for the trees // Cultures of contamination: legacies of pollution in Russia and the United States. Research in social problems and public policy. Eds. M. Edelstein, M. Tysiachniouk, L. Smirnova. Amsterdam - Boston - Heidelberg - London - New York - Oxford - Paris - San Diego - San Francisco - Singapore - Sydney - Tokyo: Oxford Elsevier Ltd. 2007. Vol. 14. p. 47-72.
  8. Kotilainen J., Tysiachniouk M.S., Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P., Pchelkina S.S. The potential for ecological modernization in the Russia: Scenarios from the forest industry // Environmental Politics. February 2008. Vol. 17. No 1. p. 58-77.
  9. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P., Kotilainen J. Reshaping of the environmental administration // Contested environments and investments in Russian woodland communities. Eds. J. Kortelainen, J. Kotilainen. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications. 2006. p. 63-84.
  10. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P., Kotilainen J. Pollution, health and power struggles // Contested environments and investments in Russian woodland communities. Eds. J. Kortelainen, J. Kotilainen. Helsinki: Kikimora Publications. 2006. p. 143-166.
  11. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Reorganisation of environmental administration // Environmental transformations in the Russian forest industry: key actors and local development. Eds. J. Kortelainen, J. Kotilainen. Joensuu: Joensuu University, Karelian Institute. 2002. p. 72-82.
  12. Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Local case study I: Sokolskiy pulp and paper mill // Environmental transformations in the Russian forest industry: key actors and local development. Eds. J. Kortelainen, J. Kotilainen. Joensuu: Joensuu University, Karelian Institute. 2002. p. 85-97.
  13. Tysiachniouk M.S., Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Greening of new religion in Russia: Tibercule case study // Fostering a sustainable future. Eds. M. Tysiachniouk, N. Deang. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg University Press. 2000. p. 145-161.
  14. Tysiachniouk M.S., Kulyasova A.A., Kulyasov I.P. Greening of new religion in Russia: Tibercule case study // Our natural environment: interdisciplinary interactions, proceedings, fourth international interdisciplinary conference on the environment. Eds. K.L. Hickey, D. Kantarelis. Baltimore. June 23-25, 1999. Vol. 1. No 2. p. 202-214.
  15. Tysiachniouk M.S., Kulyasov I.P. Nutrition in Russian ecovillages. Abstract // Crossing borders: food and agriculture in the Americas. Toronto: Ryerson Polytechnic University, ASFS, AFHVS. June 3-6, 1999. p. 40-41.