Presenting the findings of a major research project funded by the EU (INTAS), this key volume investigates the regional, ethnic and socio-cultural aspects of poverty and social exclusion in Russia in recent years. In-depth household interviews and survey data allowed teams from the UK, Denmark and Russia to compare different societies and communities in Russia across several different themes: the definition of poverty in different regional, ethnic and socio-cultural settings; the reproduction and formation of poverty subcultures in different societies and communities; the ethnic/national and political values of poor people; the readiness of poor people for social protest; and a comparison of Russia with other EU countries. Offering a wealth of original data collected following a period of rapid impoverishment of the Russian population, the study considers the challenge this presents to Western European models of poverty and social exclusion.
Table of Contents
Contents: Background: Russia in context, Nick Manning and Nataliya Tikhonova. Poverty: Poverty, incomes and resources - concepts and measures, John Veit-Wilson, Poverty in Russia, Nadia Davidova. Social Exclusion: Social exclusion: concepts and debates, Peter Abrahamson; Social exclusion in Russia, Nataliya Tikhonova. Special Issues in the Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion: Special issues in the study of poverty and social exclusion: Part 1: ethnic and cultural aspects of poverty, Andrei Zdravomyslov and Artur Tsutsiev. Part 2: gender, poverty and social exclusion, Nadia Davidova and Nataliya Tikhonova. Appendix 1: project methodology, Nadia Davidova; Appendix 2: histories of 19 households, Nataliya Tikhonova; Bibliography; Index.
Nick Manning is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Nottingham, and Head of Research and University Liaison at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Nataliya Tikhonova is Professor of Sociology at the Russian Independent Institute for Social and National Problems, Moscow, Russia.