Kyoto International Conference “Civil Society, Firms, and Government in Post-Transition and Emerging Economies”. Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University (KIER), Japan
January 26, 2019. Vasiliy Anikin and Julia Lezhnina, the senior research fellows from the Centre for Stratification Studies, participated in the plenary session. There presentations were about social structure of and perceived role of state in post-transition Russia.
The conference was devoted to challenges of the post-transition countries and emerging economies. Our colleagues presented the recent findings from their studies on social stratification and social contract transformations presently taking place in Russia. Yulia Lezhnina discussed population’s expectations about governmental activities and modification of the social contract in post-transition Russia. Vasiliy Anikin argued that the social basis for these changes were flourished within the lower social classes composed of pensioners and disposable labour (totally, 39% of Russians). The upper class, by contrast, mainly represented by entrepreneurs, managers and highly skilled professionals retained their support for the current political regime.
Program on the link
Presentation (Anikin V.) on the link