Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine

Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine

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One of the main ideas behind this book was to trace continuities from the Soviet time to post-Soviet Russia. There are many similarities between Russia and Ukraine, indicating such a continuation. Russia and Ukraine had a lot in common in terms of culture, language and history, partly also because of their common origin. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, however, the two independent countries chose different routes of development. This makes it possible to distinguish between the effects of politics/reforms on the one hand, and the impacts from the Soviet system on the other. After some more or less chaotic development paths in the 1990s, showing clear differences between the two countries, and before the contemporary conflict broke out in Eastern Ukraine (2013), they had once again more similarities in terms of political leadership and policies in general. The chapters in this book focus on Ukraine and on two regions in Russia: Nizhny Novgorod and Archangelsk. Contributors look at attitudes towards poverty and poor people; strategies of the poor; and policies against poverty. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 170 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 15.24mm | 456g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113895764X
  • 9781138957640

About Ann-mari Sätre

Ann-Mari Satre is Associate Professor in Economics, and a senior lecturer/researcher, at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. She specializes in the structure and performance of the Soviet/Russian economy. Her current research focuses on poverty, local development, and women's work in Russia. Ildiko Asztalos Morell, is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Malardalen University, Sweden. She is also a senior research fellow at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include gender and economic transition during and after state socialism, welfare systems, and rural transition, with a focus on multiple marginalities in Hungary.show more

Table of contents

1. Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine Ann-Mari Satre 2. Perceptions of Poverty in Small-town Russia Alla Varyzgina and Rebecca Kay 3. Homelessness in Ukraine: Structural Causes and Moral Evaluation Anastasiya Ryabchuk 4. Families' Ways of Coping with Poverty in Small-town Russia Ann-Mari Satre, Alexander Soldatkin and Alla Varyzgina 5. Single Men, Single Stories: Alternative Paths in the Transition from the Late Soviet to the Neoliberal Market Economy in the Light of Life Stories Ildiko Asztalos Morell and Irina Tiurikova 6. The Ukrainian Power Elite and Poverty Reductive Efforts: An Inquiry into a Selection of Elite Members' Legislative and Philanthropic Initiatives Tetiana Kostiuchenko and Hanna Soderbaum 7. Policies Against Poverty in Russia - A Female Responsibility Ann-Mari Satre 8. Searching for a New Approach to Face Poverty on the Local Level, a Case Study in a Small Russian Town Nina Ivashinenkoshow more