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Results of the Economic Transformation in the Social Consciousness of Russians

Vol. 7, No 3, 2014


Roman Anisimov,

Department of Sociology,

Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH),

Moscow,Russian Federation,

Results of the economic transformation in the social consciousness of Russians[1]



ABSTRACT. The economic transformation of Russia gave birth to a number of negative effects, such as shadow economy, corruption, increasing bureaucracy. These phenomena are explained by economics and sociology as deviant, aberrant. The causes of these phenomena are explained either by history (the Soviet past), or by psychology (culture shock). These explanations ignore the existence of a society with its own structure, laws, functions. This article attempts to fill this gap. An attempt is made to prove that the negative phenomena in the current economic model are "normal" – functional. This explains the economic transformation of Russia and allows to rethink systematically role and place of the negative phenomena in society of reforming countries.


Received: June, 2014

1st Revision: September, 2014

Accepted: November, 2014





JEL Classification:A13, A14, Z13

Keywords: market reform, economic transformation, informal personal interactions, adaptation, latent function, “network society”.



[1]Article was supported by RFBR grant № 12-06-00155a "Transformation of the public consciousness in Russia: experience in modeling".