This title was first published in 2002: Advancing the understanding of a transition society, this book presents an in-depth analysis of social structures in modern Russia. Using unique survey data spanning nearly a decade, it describes and analyzes Russia’s social development and class formation during the 1990s. Featuring a fascinating critical examination of such areas as social mobility, the structure and nature of labour markets, economic well-being and societal atmosphere, a team of leading international contributors cast a critical eye over the standard ways of understanding post-communist Russia. The result is an impressive and influential work which will make stimulating reading for researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of Sociology, Politics and Economics as well as Russian specialists.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Jouko Nikula; Towards a working class society: the Russian class structure in the 1990s, Harri Melin; Social mobility in Russian society, Michail Chernish; Labour markets in semi-market society, Jouko Nikula; Change and continuity in Russian work organization, Harri Melin; Reproduction and classes during economic crisis, Raimo Blom; Mental climate in Russia, Raimo Blom; Values in contemporary Russian society, Michail Chernish; Restitution of class society in Russia?, Jouko Nikula; Bibliography