Degree: Ph.D. in Political Science (University of California, Berkeley)
Research interests: Political Theory, Classical Republican Tradition, Pragmatic Turn in Social Sciences
- Main Concepts of Russian Politics. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005
- The Collective and the Individual in Russia: A Study of Practices. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999
- Teoriia praktik [Theory of Practices] (co-authored with Vadim Volkov). EUSP Press, 2008 (Theory of practices. Review by Alessandro Mongili. TECNOSCIENZA: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies (PDF, 160 Kb))
- Oblichat' i litsemerit': genealogiia rossiiskoi lichnosti [Reveal and Dissimulate: A Genealogy of the Russian Personality], EUSP PRESS, 2002
- Political Theory and Community Building in Post-Soviet Russia (co-edited with Risto Alapuro). London: Routledge, 2011. (Review by Catherine Owen, University of Exeter ( PDF, 50 Kb))
- The Materiality of Res Publica: How to Do Things With Publics (co-edited with Dominique Colas). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2009 (Introduction is available at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/60968)
- Infrastruktura svobody: obshchie veshchi i res publica [The Infrastructure of Freedom: Public Things and Res Publica. Collective Monograph], EUSP Press, 2013 (RES PUBLICA Series, Ed. 8)
- Ot obshchestvennogo k publichnomu: kollektivnaia monografiia [From Social to Public: Collective Monograph], EUSP Press, 2011 (RES PUBLICA Series, Ed. 5). Book review (in Russian)
- Res publica. Istoriia poniatiia [Res publica. History of Concept], EUSP Press, 2010 (RES PUBLICA Series, Ed. 4)
- Chto takoe respublikanskaiia traditsiia? [What is the Republican Tradition?], EUSP Press, 2009 (RES PUBLICA Series, Ed. 3)
- Druzhba: ocherki po teorii praktik [Friendship: Essays on the Theory of Practices], EUSP Press, 2009, (The Pragmatic Turn Series, Ed. 3)
- Michel Foucault i Rossiia [Michel Foucault and Russia], EUSP Press, 2001.
- The Past and Future of Russian Public Language in Nikolai Vakhtin, Boris Firsov, eds. Public Debate in Russia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016
- Resettting Modernity: A Russian Version in Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, eds., Reset Modernity! Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016
- Friendship and Politics in Russia // Common Knowledge, March 2016
- The Past and Future of Russian Public Language in Nikolai Vakhtin, Boris Firsov, eds. Public Debate in Russia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016, forthcoming.
- Resettting Modernity: A Russian Version in Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, eds., Reset Modernity! Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016.
- From Priests to Pathfinders: The Fate of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Russia after World War II Oxford Journals, Arts & Humanities, The American Historical Review, 2015, Volume 120, Issue 4, Pp. 1283-1298. Full text of the article is available here
- "… unus non solus, sed in pluribus: A Citizen as Eikon” in Politics of the One: Concepts of the One and the Many in Contemporary Thought. Ed. by Artemy Magun. NY: Bloomsbury, 2012
- Common Things and Res Publica: Cicero and the Novgorod Republic (Paper for the conference "The Republican Tradition: From the Hanseatic League to the Era of Enlightenment, 7-9 December 2012, EUSP)
- “Why res publica is not a State: The Stoic Grammar and Discursive Practices in Cicero’s Conception”, History of Political Thought vol. 31(2), Summer 2010
- Reassembling Friendship: Friendship and Politics in Contemporary Russia (paper for PSA assembly, Edinburgh, 2010)
- “Qu’est-ce que la ‘chose’ de la res publica ?”, Raison publique no. 11, 2009
- Oleg Kharkhordin, Anna Kovaleva, “Gradations of proximity in contemporary Russian friendship” in Laurent Thévenot, L. ed., Des liens du proche aux lieux du public: une perspective franco-russe, unpublished final report, Paris: EHESS, Groupe de Sociologie Politique et Morаle, 2005)
- “Things as Res Publicae: Making Things Public,” in Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, eds., Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.
- “The Politics of Friendship: Classic and Contemporary Concerns,” in Yehuda Elkana et al., eds., Unravelling Ties. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2002.
- “Nation, Nature and Natality: New Dimensions of Political Action”, The European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 4(4), November 2001.
- “What is the State? The Russian Concept of Gosudarstvo in the European Context”, History and Theory, vol. 40, May 2001 (definitive version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09668139808412576)
- “Civil Society and Orthodox Christianity”, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 50 (6), September 1998 (definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/0018-2656.00163/full)
- "Reveal and Dissimulate: A Genealogy of Private Life in Soviet Russia" in Jeff Weintraub and Krishan Kumar, eds., Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Reflections on a Grand Dichotomy, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997) (Translation into French - Politix (Paris), vol. 31, Autumn 1995).
- "The Corporate Ethic, the Ethic of samostoiatelnost' and the Spirit of Capitalism: Reflections on Market-Building in Post-Soviet Russia" International Sociology, vol. 9: 4, December 1994 (Translation into French - Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, 1994, juin)
- “Russian Directors' Business Ethic: A Study of Industrial Enterprises in St. Petersburg, 1993”, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 46 (7), November 1994 (co-authored with Theodore P. Gerber). (This is an electronic version of an article published in the Europe-Asia Studies © 1994 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Europe-Asia Studies is available online at www.tandfonline.comhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09668139408412220#)
BIOGRAPHY: Prof. Kharkhordin graduated from the Economics Department of Leningrad University, and then studied in the postgraduate program of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and in the doctoral program of the University California, Berkeley (PhD, political science, 1996). He then assumed the position of a Junior Member of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (1996-1998), and over the years has taught extensively as a Visiting Professor in the US (e.g. Yale, Political Science (Spring 2002), and Harvard, Government (2002-2003)) and in France at Sciences Po, Paris (2005, 2006, 2008).
As Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology of EUSP (1998-2001), he started IMARS (International MA in Russian Studies), a novel program for graduate students from Western Europe and North America. He served as Vice-Rector for Development at EUSP since 2005, where he was actively involved in creating the EUSP Fund. The Fund, which is the second university endowment to be registered in Russia (2007), has since then ranked among the top three Russian university endowments in size. Elected Rector in 2009, Prof. Kharkhordin has become the first Russian university president with a US PhD degree. He has been a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Science and Education since 2012.
- provides the overall guidance of the University;
- represents the University;
- directs the educational, scholarly, economic, and financial aspects of the University's activity;
- employs and dismisses staff members;
- administers the EUSP with the help of Vice-Rectors, Chairs of academic departments, and directors of administrative units.
- Theory of Practices (in Russian)
- Introduction to "Science &Technology Studies" (in Russian)
Republican theory (in Russian)