Socio-Economic Foundations of the Russian Post-Soviet Regime

The Resource-Based Economy and Estate-Based Social Structure of Contemporary Russia

Simon Kordonsky. Foreword by Svetlana Barsukova

ibidem Press

Socio-Economic Foundations of the Russian Post-Soviet Regime

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Pub Date: April 2016

ISBN: 9783838208756

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Socio-Economic Foundations of the Russian Post-Soviet Regime

The Resource-Based Economy and Estate-Based Social Structure of Contemporary Russia

Simon Kordonsky. Foreword by Svetlana Barsukova

ibidem Press

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Simon Kordonsky divides the social structure of contemporary Russia into distinct estates or social groups and describes each organization's unique resource-based political and economic nature. As he guides readers through Russia's peculiar service and support estate system, Kordonsky reveals how remarkably effective inventing and institutionalizing threats can be in the distribution of scarce resources in a social system of this kind. His book emphasizes the fundamental differences between resource-based economies and traditional risk-based economies and their role in Russia's future.

About the Author

Simon G. Kordonsky is professor of public policy as well as head of the Department of Local Self-Government and of the Laboratory for Municipal Administration at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is chairman of the Expert Council of the Khamovniki Foundation for Social Research and previously worked in the Russian presidential administration.

Svetlana Barsukova is professor of economic sociology at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.