№ 4, 2012
On the basis of the materials of the comprehensive sociological research project "Public opinion and efficiency of state policy in the North Caucasus" conducted in 2011 by the Institute of Social Marketing, the article considers the key problems of the North Caucasus and their reflection in the consciousness of the local inhabitants. According to the authors’ conclusion, the Caucasus is a seething region and it creates difficulties for the rest of Russia because it is the region of the integral socio-economic distress and acute ethno-confessional controversies. Overcoming these problems requires significant increase in the efficiency of state policy and its adjustment to the real demands and needs of the population.
№ 2, 2009
The article presents the results of the study “Transformation of public consciousness of the population of the Chechen Republic (1991–2008)” undertaken in summer-fall 2008 and containing a representative survey, a series of focus-group discussions and 25 lengthy deep biographical interviews. The data received during the study on Chechen citizens’ assessment of the current situation in the republic, their values and life objectives demonstrate that the majority of Chechens have believed that peace has come and, despite rather serious anxieties in relation to Moscow, see their future linked with Russia.
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