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Sociology
Russia is a country with one of the highest levels of anomie – breakdown in social norms. It arises from the rapid economic growth combined with a weak system of social controls that Russia has experienced in recent years, according to research by Christopher Swader and Leonid Kosals
September 17, 2013
The annual conference of the American Sociological Association was in New York this year. Among the 6,000 specialists discussing the current state of social sciences and society were 18 academics from the HSE
August 22, 2013
If the majority of a country’s population moved from values of survival to values of self-expression, individuals with both types of values will try to avoid corrupt behaviour. But if, as in Russia, values of survival prevail in society, individuals with values of self-expression are inclined to act corruptly. This is the conclusion of a study by Maria Kravtsova and Alexey Oshchepkov
July 11, 2013
Over the last 10 years, the middle class in Russia has failed to increase and the idea of the ‘social lift’ has barely working. Changing the situation needs investing to institutions corresponding to middle class's interests and to create middle class's political representation. Study by Tatiana Maleva
May 15, 2013
The ‘lower’ middle class is focused on family. The ‘upper’ one focusing on a social changes. As the level of a social self-determination grows, the middle class changing its motivation toward engaging in a social activity. A study by Alla Kupreychenko
April 29, 2013
The fun-loving nature of the 2011-2012 protests in Russia offered a stark contrast to what happened at the rallies of the 1980s and 1990s. Svetlana Shomova studied the key features of the self-made, humorous banners and methods used at the protests
April 29, 2013
Material well-being, a good education, extensive social ties, and having free time at one’s disposal – these are the characteristics of the consumer who prefers online shopping. And one out of ten internet users in Russia fits this description, says Natalia Firsova, discussing the findings of her research
April 26, 2013
With rising incomes, people are less accepting of war. In recent decades in Russia, as in many countries around the world, the number of citizens willing to give their lives for their country has declined. These are findings of joint research by Ronald Inglehart and HSE
April 16, 2013