The transition of Russia to a 'developed market economy' has been slower, more contradictory and less predictable than expected. This book examines contemporary Russian socio-economic development, and explores the degree to which Russian experiences can be incorporated into current social science theories. In particular, it questions how far the concept of 'globalization' is applicable to the situation in Russia.

chapter 1|15 pages

Introduction to Russian Transformations

ByLeo McCann

part I|70 pages

Historical and theoretical observations

chapter 2|23 pages

The nomenklatura's passive revolution in Russia in the neoliberal era

ByPιnar Bedirhanoğlu

chapter 3|21 pages

Globalization po-russki, or What really happened in August 1998?

ByAnastasia Nesvetailova

part II|122 pages

Empirical investigations

chapter 5|22 pages

From socialist camp to global village?

Globalization and the imaginary landscapes of postsocialism
ByOlga Shevchenko, Yakov Schukin

chapter 6|17 pages

The development of the oil and gas industries in Russia

ByElla Akerman

chapter 7|20 pages


The globalization of Siberia1
BySarah Busse Spencer

chapter 8|25 pages

Why work “off the books”?

Community, household, and individual determinants of informal economic activity in post-Soviet Russia
ByCaleb Southworth, Leontina Hormel

chapter 9|18 pages

Embeddedness, markets and the state

Observations from Tatarstan
ByLeo McCann

chapter 10|18 pages

The development of post-Soviet neo-paternalism in two enterprises in Bashkortostan

How familial-type management moves firms and workers away from labor markets
ByCaleb Southworth

part III|15 pages

Theoretical reflections

chapter 11|13 pages

Russia and globalisation

Concluding comments
ByRichard Sakwa