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2006. Vol. 7. No. 1

Full text of the journal

Editor’s Foreword
P. 4–5


Laurent Thévenot
French School of Conventions and Coordination of Economic Action
P. 6–13

New Texts

Tagir Kalimullin

P. 14–37

The beginning was published in 2005. Т. 6. № 4. The final part describes the main consumers of the ordered dissertations and types of writers. The paper deals with such questions as market entry, prices and ways of dissertation writing. The author underlines the problems of expertise for the dissertations and suggests the ways out of the problem of the dissertation services market.   

New Translations

Peter Evans, James Rauch
Bureaucracy and Growth: A Cross-National Analysis of the Effects of "Weberian" State Structures on Economic Growth
P. 38–60

Since Weber’s classical works, that were published more than a hundred years ago, sociologist still pay a lot of attention to the investigation of role of bureaucratic authorities in the development of economic growth. Basing on new original data we analyzed the characteristics of leading state economic structures in 35 developing countries in the period of 1970-1990 as well as the growth rates in these countries. We suggest the Weberianness scale which has a simple way of estimating of the meritocratic hiring of the employees and predictable long-term waged career growth. We find out that these Weber indicators considerably increase the likelihood of economic development even though we control the GDP per capita and the amount of human capital. Our results prove that Weberianness should be included in the models of economic development as one of the main factors. Moreover the politicians should more focus on establishing qualitative bureaucratic structures while sociologists should pay more attention to the studies of state bureaucracies differences.

Insight from the Regions

Natalya Ryzhova
Adaptation Mechanisms of Company Operation: How the Business Survived in the Depressive Region in the Beginning of 2000s
P. 61–91

The paper is an attempt to study the phenomenon of company’s adaptation and institutional changes. The main distinctive feature of the paper is the discussed spatial situation of the firm: all the objects of our study operate in the border region of Amurskaya oblast. The paper consists of 6 parts. The first part contains the theoretical concepts and research schemes, the second part describes the results of the existed research review devoted to the companies of 1990s-2000s.  the third part is focused on the description of the institutional and economic characteristics of the Amurskaya oblast that influence the adaptation mechanisms of the companies. The fourth part shortly characterizes the methodology of the empirical study and the fifth part provides the results of the study. The last one is devoted to the discussion of the perspectives of firms’ development in the region and the possibilities of usage of the paper results.

Debut Studies

Greg Yudin*
World-System Approach to Marx’s Analysis of Social Stratification
P. 92–110

The paper analyzes the works linking Marx’s ideas and world-system theory. The author depicts the components of this approach and formats a new point of view toward social stratification.  The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are under focus. 

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Professional Reviews

Evgenia Nadezhdina
Everything You Want to Know About the Advertizing
P. 111–115

New Books

Publications of the Independent Institute for Social Policy (year 2005)
P. 116–118

"Business as a subject of social policy: debtor, benefactor or partner?"
"Children poverty in Russia"
"Incomes and social services: inequality, poverty and vulnerability"
"Index of consumption moods"
"Big enterprises in Russian regions: territorial development strategies and social interests"
"Informal employment in contemporary Russia: measurement, scales and dynamics"
"Pension reform in Russia: history, results and perspectives"
"Regional Russia: what social spatial we live in?"

Research Projects

Laboratory of Economic Sociology Studies in HSE, department of Sociology
P. 119–127


Andrey Shevchuk
Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems
P. 128–142


International Symposium of MSSES and Intercenter «Ways of Russia-2006: Problems of Scientific Knowledge». Section «Sociology of markets as survey of latent objects» (February 3, 2006 Moscow)
P. 143–144

XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, RC02 «Economy and Society» (July, 23–29, 2006, Durban, South Africa)
P. 145–149

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