Utilising cutting-edge theory and unique data, this book examines the role of power, culture, and practice in Russia’s story of post-socialist economic change, and provides a framework for addressing general economic change.
No other book places power and culture as centrally as this, and in doing so it provides new insights not only into how Russia came to its present state under Putin, but also how economies operate and change generally. In particular, the importance of remaking authority and culture - creating and contesting new categories and narratives of meaning - is shown as central to Russia’s story, and to the story of economies overall.
Power, Culture and Economic Change in Russia is an excellent research tool for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, political science, economics, area studies, and other related disciplines.
Table of Contents
Introduction: To the Undiscovered Country - A Journey Through Power-Culture, Institutions, and Post-Socialism 1. Power-Culture, Practice, and Economic Change: Outlines of a Framework of Economic Change 2. Remaking Strategy and Structure in Post-Soviet Entrepreneurship 3. Contradictions and Conflict Unleashed: Framing and Contesting Authority in Enterprise Restructuring 4. Innovation and Confusion: Logics, Practices, and Strategies of Sales 5. Fields of Battle: Power-Culture, Property, and Remaking Fields Conclusion: Phoenix or Phantom? Lessons of the Grand Experiment
Jeffrey Hass is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Richmond University, USA. He has published extensively on postsocialism, including Economic Sociology: An Introduction (Routledge, 2007) and numerous journal articles.