№ 4, 2006
The results of the all-Russian sociological study conducted in 1999, 2003 and 2006 served an empirical basis for the article. The work presents a volumetric (and dynamic) portrait of the urban middle class, including its aims of living, world view and values, attitude to work, presence of debts and savings, priorities in disposing of available money, and many others. And all this is done in comparison with other mass categories of population. The authors come to the conclusion that recently the intensity of development and accumulation of human capital had been decreasing, and the middle class now only maintains the achieved level of development. In order to change this tendency a more active participation of the government is needed in regulating and stimulating the everyday economic life of the country.
№ 1, 2006
Two all Russian polls conducted in 2005 served the empiric basis of the analytical report. The first one revealed the attitude to the state bureaucracy on the side of the general public the second one on the side of the experts. The research raised the problem whether the state bureaucracy coped with the role of the mouthpiece of national and public interests, the reasons of the negative perception of the officialdom by the society were addressed. The researchers also focused on the problems of corruption, the level of the bureaucracy’s influence on Russian economic and political life, the efficiency of the administrative reform.
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