Greg Yudin

PhD in Philosophy
Professor, Head of MA Program in Political Philosophy
Political Philosophy


Professor, Head of MA Program in Political Philosophy

Courses taught

Theories of Democracy

Public Opinion

Academic Degrees and Qualifications

PhD in Philosophy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2012

MA in Sociology, University of Manchester, 2005

BA & MA in Sociology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2004-2006

Research areas

Public Opinion and Democracy

Political Theory

Economic Sociology & Anthropology

Epistemology of Social Science


I study political theory of representation with the special emphasis on public opinion polls as a technology of representation and governance in contemporary politics. I teach political philosophy and social theory in Moscow at Higher School of Economics and Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, and also contribute to several major Russian newspapers, such as Vedomosti and Republic. Currently, I am co-editing a special issue of the journal The Public on Russian public sphere.


Yudin, G. 2018. Utilitarianism and Communitarianism: Two Approaches to Biotechno-logical Human Enhancement. Issues in Philosophy (Voprosy filosofii). In press.

Yudin G. Sociology as a Naïve Science: Alfred Schütz and the Phenomenological Theory of Attitudes // Human Studies. 2016. Vol. 39. No. 4. P. 547-568

Yudin, G. 2017. Economic man as a political-philosophical problem. Man (Chelovek). 4: 67-80.

Yudin, G., Oreshina D. 2016. Gift Exchange and Control of Consumer Credit in Russian Orthodox Communities. Russian Sociological Journal. 22(2): 110-134.

Yudin G., Pavlyutkin I. Recording the Ambiguity: The Moral Economy of Debt Books in a Russian Small Town // Cultural Studies. 2015. Vol. 29. No. 5-6. P. 807-826

Yudin, G., Pavlyutkin I. 2015. Community as a Given versus Community as a Process: Strategies for Studying Small Towns. Laboratorium. 7(3): 88-105.

Yudin, G. 2015. The Moral Nature of Debt and the Making of Responsible Debtor. Eco-nomic Affairs (Voprosy Economiki). No. 3: 28-45.

Yudin, G. 2014. An Experiment under External Control: Rhetoric and Representation in the ‘Megapoll’ on Crimea annexation. Public Opinion Monitoring. 2: 53-56.

Yudin, G. 2013. Collective and Individual in Emile Durkheim’s Philosophical Anthro-pology. Russian Sociological Review. 12(2): 122-132.

Yudin, G. 2013. Heinrich Rickert’s Conception of Reality and Methodology of Human Sciences. Historical-Philosophical Yearbook. P. 175-204.

Yudin, G. 2011. Objectivation and Objectivity in Pierre Bourdieu’s Epistemological Pro-ject. Russian Sociological Journal. No. 2: 5-20.

Yudin, G. 2010. The Economic and the Social: Autonomy of Spheres and Disciplinary Borders. Economic Affairs (Voprosy Economiki). No. 8: 54-71.

Yudin, G. 2008. Performativity in Action: Michel Callon’s Economy of Qualities as a Research Paradigm for Sociological Analysis of Markets. Russian Journal of Sociology and So-cial Anthropology. 11(4): 47-58.

Yudin, G. 2008. Territorial Localization and the Level of Non-Response in Mass Surveys. Russian Sociological Journal. 14(1): 49-72.