MIHAIL STOYANOV MIRCHEV

 
Date of birth: 24 October 1954, Sofia
Education: 1979 - M.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Academic degrees: 1986 - Ph.D. in Philosophy-Sociology

1989 - Senior Research Associate of Sociology (ІІ degree)

1998 - Associated Professor of Sociology,
2005 - Associated Professor of Sociology at UNWE

2009 - Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Dr.Sc.

2010 – Professor of Sociology

Languages: English, Italian, Russian
Professional experience:
2012 till now Member of the FEPS Scientific Council Foundation for European Progressive Studies
2010 till now Professor at UNWE (University of National and World Economy), department of Economic Sociology and department of Political Science
2012-2015 President of the Bulgarian Sociological Association (BSA)
2009-2012 Member of the Executive board of the BSA
2006-2009 Member of the Scientific Committee of Social Sciences with the Higher
Attestation Commission of the Council of Ministers
2005-2010 Associate Professor at UNWE, department of Economic Sociology
2000-2002 Chair of department of Social Work at Bourgas Free University (BFU)
1998-2005 Associate Professor at BFU, department of Social work
1997-1999 Member of the Executive board of the BSA
1993 till now General Manager of ASSA-M (Agency for Social Surveys and Analyses)
1990-1992 General Director of NIYR (National Institute for Youth Research)
1986-1990 Scientific and research secretary of NIYR
1979-1992 Sociologist-Researcher at NIYR


Management Committee Member of COST:
2010-2014 ISCH Action IS0906
Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies.
2009-2013 ISCH Action IS0806
The True European Voter: A Strategy For Analysing the Prospects of European Electoral Democracy That Includes the West, the South and the East of the Continent.


Local expert in national projects of Phare Program:

2004Integrated information system in the social sector - services in the sphere of labour and social politics.
Under MLSP, covering eight central stateholders - MWSP, NIA, ASA, ITA, SACP, CRAS, NSI.
1996-1998Reproductive behaviour, sexual culture and preparation, family planning, use of contraceptives.
Report of ASSA-M from empirical sociological survey on the project (Bulgarian and English version).


 Research Interests:

  • Social stratification and mobility; Economically active and inactive population;

  • Activity theory; Social activity and innovations;

  • Reproduction of population; Sociology and demography of family; Children and youth socialization;

  • Theoretical research on social governance; Political and authority structures; Political marketing; Public communication and public opinion;

  • Empirical studies of life standard; Economic activity, purchasing capacity; Economical motives for emigration; Sources of income and forms of savings;

  • Empirical studies of political institutions and their functioning; Formation and operation of elite groups;

  • Studies of public opinion on current events; Value orientations of the mass consciousness; Social attitudes and political decision;

  • Empirical studies of children and youth, of family and marriage; Intergenerational relationship; Reproductive behaviour and attitudes; Sexual culture and behaviour;

  • Electoral studies and predictions; Monitoring of formation and manifestation of political orientation and decision-making in voting; Carrying out of election campaigns;

  • Research methods for and monitoring of attitudes and motives for activity in the sphere of real estate, finances, banks, insurance, privatisation; Economic and business activity; Family business; Dynamics of material standard and quality of life;

  • Marketing surveys and analyses in the field of real estate, soft drinks and juices, beer, e-media and press, bank and insurance services and etc.;

  • Organizational consulting; Team building; Recruitment of staff; Human resources development; Trade marketing and monitoring of organizational development.


 Professional Organizations Membership:
 
     Member of the Bulgarian Sociological Association

     Member of the International Sociological Association

     Member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists


 University Courses taught:

  • General sociology; Methodology of theoretical and empirical research;

  • History of sociology; Contemporary sociological theories;

  • Social stratification and mobility; Economic sociology; Sociology of consumption;

  • Sociology of public sphere and system societal transformation;

  • Sociology of institutions; Theory of social governance and authority;

  • Sociology of communication; Politics and media;

  • Empirical methods of sociology; Public opinion poll and electoral research;

  • Political marketing, election pr-campaigns, monitoring of the political situation;

  • Social marketing and management; Social work and politics;

  • Sociology and demography of family; Sociology of youth; State demographic and social policy;

  • Human capital and innovation potential; Reproduction of population; Social prognosis.


 Author's Empirical Sociological Surveys and Analyses:

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Key competences in labor and professional career - development of human resources  in the economy. 2012.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Women, working in precarious conditions. 2010.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Benefits and harms of Bulgaria's membership in the European Union – regional profile.  2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Emigrational attitudes of the Bulgarian citizens. 2007, 2009, 2011.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, together with ASDE, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Real Estate - social stratification and its dynamics, value characterizations and  identification through the property, sales and purchases' dynamics, property as  consumer and business resource. 2006

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Dynamics of civil structures and relations, social stratification and polarization, social
 desintegration. Regional specificity.
1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Dynamics of work status and economic activity, material status and stratification,
 income and structure of consumption, quality of life and standard, social polarization.
 Regional specificity.
1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Dynamics of political structures, party and ideological orientation, civil profile of the
 politically active. Regional specificity.
1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009,
 2011, 2013.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 The systematic civil transition after 1990 of Bulgaria in the circles of anomie. 1997,
 1999, 2003, 2005.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Family and marriage, fertility and reproduction of the population in Bulgaria. 1996,  1998, 2004.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Homosexuality and homosexualism in Bulgaria. Dynamics, profile of sex, social  tolerance. 1996, 2004.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Use of contraceptives, abortions, sexual biography and satisfaction. 1996, 2004.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 Young people in and of Bulgaria. A demand of a new policy. Analysis based on empirical  data, 2004.

 ESS of ASSA-M Agency, A.P. Mihail Mirchev - Project Manager:
 The book and the reader in Bulgaria. Publishing houses, book market, libraries.  Authors and genres rating. 1996, 2004.



LATEST PUBLICATIONS
Mirchev, Mihail.
GENERAL ELECTIONS AND PARTY DYNAMICS '2009-2013'
Public Lecture to the 4th youth AFSS, May, 18th 2013


Mirchev, Mihail.
SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION IN THE TIME OF THE TRANSITION AND THE CRISIS (1990-2008, 2008-2012)

Mirchev, Mihail.
ELECTORAL RESEARCH AND PREDICTIONS IN BULGARIA: CONTEXTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

Mirchev, Mihail.
BULGARIAN ETHNIC MODEL: SOCIAL AND CIVILIZATIONAL OUTCOME

Mirchev, Mihail.
DYNAMICS OF PARTY RATING: LESSONS LEARNED AND CHALLENGES

Mirchev, Mihail.
20 YEARS OF TRASITION: TO BE LAUGHING OR TO BE CRYING?

NEW BOOKS