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2001. Vol. 2. No. 3

Full text of the journal

Vadim Radaev
Editor’s Foreword
P. 3–4

New Texts

Vadim Radaev
New Institutional Approach: The Construction of a Research Scheme
P. 5–26

The paper suggests a theoretical approach to the institutional analysis of the economic action. It begins with the discussion of the institutional approach specifics in economic sociology.  After that a detailed research scheme is given and it combines institutional emergence, the structure of the economic actors’ motives and the concepts of control. The author highlights the forms of legitimate claims on the resources and incomes, the ways of keeping in touch, business networks and business strategies formation. 

Insight from the Regions

Nina Ivashinenko
The Mechanism of Interactions on the Financial Market in Russia: Population and Financial Structures
P. 27–43

The paper gives a scheme of the financial population behavior research. The author analyzes the social-economic mechanism of the financial field as a system of elements and linkages, which provide the functioning and development of the financial sphere of the society. The paper discloses the results of the financial behavior research of the population in the Nizhegorodskiy region.   

Debut Studies

Tatyana Serikova
Wage Differences and Personal Workers’ Characteristics: An Analysis of Economic and Sociological Approaches
P. 44–89

The paper concentrates on the advantages and disadvantages of economic approaches to the wage differences explanations based on the human capital theory (the impact of the education, training, professional experience), on the economic theories focusing on the personal differences between people (differences in abilities and possibilities). Alternative sociological approaches (to social inequality and its effect on the wage differences in accordance with personal characteristics) are also in the focus of the paper. The author implies the empirical analysis of value changes to education and the influence of the employees’ quality difference on the wage distribution in Russia. The analysis is based on the sociological project «The Strategies of the Economic Survival of the Population in the Contemporary Russia».  

New Translations

Simon Clark
Russian Labour Market
P. 90–103

The author starts the paper from the phrase: «The labour market was the only market in the Soviet Union, which could be called market in the capitalist economy», which is the background for the following discussion. The paper analyzes the distribution of the work force, entrance into the labour market, employment mobility, labour market policy and the meaning of perestroika for the labour market.  

Professional Reviews

Filippo Barbera
Economic Sociology in Italy
P. 104–111

Lena Novikova
The Review of Internet Resources on Economic Sociology (part 2)
P. 112–115

New Books

How to Organize and Present Your Research Project (forthcoming)
P. 116–117

Olga Palchikova
Middle Class in Russia: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Evaluation. Book Review on Avraamova Е., Grigoriev L., Kosmarskaya Т., Maleva Т., Mihailyuk М., Ovcharova L., Radaev V., Urnov M. Bureau of Economic Analysis. М.: TEIS, 2000. 286 p.
P. 118–122

Research Projects

Liliya Ovcharova
The Reasons and Volumes of Poverty among Urban Population in Russia in the Context of the Address Social Help to the Poor
P. 123–124

Professional Education in the Contemporary Russia: Social Determinants of the Inequality of Access, Motivation and Demand
P. 125–127


Olga Fadeeva
Seminars to «Economic Sociology»
P. 128–135


Natalya Kuznetsova
«Modernization of Russian Economics» at Higher School of Economics
P. 138–140

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