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2005. Vol. 6. No. 1

Full text of the journal

Editor’s Foreword
P. 4–5


Victor Nee
P. 6–13

New Texts

David Stark, Balázs Vedres
The Social Times of Network Spaces: Sequence Analysis of Network Formation and Foreign Investment in Hungary, 1987-2001
P. 14–45

In order to build the model that reflects the process of network ties formation between the enterprises since they were created as well as the impact of the foreign investment on this network within the whole period of fast fundamental economic transformation we gathered the full data about the history of the ownership form changes of 1696 biggest Hungarian companies during 1987-2001. Combining methods of network analysis and dynamic analysis of the sequence of network positions we disclosed different ways of using network recourses that allow firms to come over the uncertainty, hide or restructurise actives get information and provide legitimacy. In this period the ownership nested in the network grew, gained stability and attracted more and more foreign capital. Strong network of the recombined ownership appeared to be stable and integrated the foreign investment inside themselves. Despite that multinational corporations destroyed the networks of joined enterprises with the help of  their subsidiaries and daughter companies, we got the evidence that at the same time they built other stable strong networks. The results of our investigation allow us to assume that developing economies do not necessarily face the involuntary choice between global and local embedded networks. 

New Translations

Max Weber
Economy and Society. Chapter II: Sociological Categories of Economic Action
P. 46–68

We are publishing here the abstract of classical fundamental text, written by Max Weber “Economy and Society”. This is the main part of the Chapter II that covers the basic terms of Weber economic sociology which has not been translated in Russian yet. The translation from German was fulfilled by A. Phillipov, the leading Russian scientist investigating Webers’ publications. It is worth to notice that this translation is special in terms of that it was done very close to the original what led to usage of unusual terms oriented towards the conventional English.

Insight from the Regions

Leysan Haliullina
Demand on Delinquency and the Practice of Control for Traffic Laws Enforcement
P. 69–77

The object of the investigation is the inspectors for the road patrol service. The subject of the research is the system of the formal and informal penalties for the breaking of the traffic laws and control mechanisms. According to the data the usage of penalties is determined by two main factors. They are the economic motivation of the road patrol inspector (who is an active economic actor looking for the maximization of his utility and minimization of costs) and the restrictions that a road patrol inspector has according to the system. The organization (system) is considered to be a principal and an inspector is an agent. So that an inspector is considered to be an egoistic economic agent and at the same time as an agent whose activity depends on structural restrictions of the organization he works at. The costs of control and demand for delinquency are under analysis here. 

Debut Studies

Anna Demyanova
Factors and Types of Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption in Russia
P. 78–94

The goal of the paper is to study the types of alcohol and tobacco consumption in Russia, as well as to analyze its determinants. The following factors are under consideration: gender, age, gender attitudes towards gender roles, income, perception of future income, education, self-assessment, respect from the others, profession, life satisfaction, income satisfaction, employment, number of working hours, religiosity, social class, trust, family status, number of children, region, type of settlement. The research is based on the 9th wave of RLMS data set. 

Professional Reviews

Lena Novikova
Fiscal Sociology: the Experience of Western Studies of Taxation
P. 95–103

New Books

Heiner Ganßmann
Book review: Ingham G. The Nature of Money (2004)
P. 104–108

Research Projects

Natalya Ryzhova
Project “New Science formular”
P. 109–113

Competition for the Research Papers on Economic Sociology (journal of «Economic Sociology», «Con-text»)
P. 114


Vadim Radaev
Sociology of Markets
P. 115–130


Annual Conference of SASE
P. 131–132

The Meeting of the Research Network of “Economic Sociology”, 6th Conference of the European Sociological Association
P. 133

Presentation of Book «Western Economic Sociology: Reader of the Contemporary Classics»
P. 134

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