Vladimir Emmanuilovich Shlapentokh (Влади́мир Эммануи́лович Шляпенто́х, Vladimir Èmmanuilovič Šlâpentoh; 19 October 1926 – 6 October 2015) was a Soviet and American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and university professor, notable for his work on Soviet and Russian society and politics as well as theoretical work in sociology.He was a Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University (MSU).
Vladimir Shlapentokh was widely considered a "founding father" (together with Vladimir Yadov, Boris Grushin, and Yuri Levada) of Soviet sociology.BiographyVladimir Shlapentokh was born and educated in Kyiv in the former Soviet Union. Shlapentokh conducted the first set of national public opinion surveys in the Soviet Union, working as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Moscow. By the time he emigrated to the United States in 1979, he had published ten books, as well as several articles on the methodology of
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