Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Results of the Economic Transformation in the Social Consciousness of Russians
Issue: Vol. 7, No 3, 2014
Published date: 20-09-2014 (print) / 20-09-2014 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Roman Anisimov
Keywords: market reform, economic transformation, informal personal interactions, adaptation, latent function, “network society”
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2014/7-3/12
Index PUBMS: 1fb59942-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 155-169 (15)
JEL classification: A13, A14, Z13

The economic transformation of Russia gave birth to a number of negative effects, such as shadow economy, corruption, increasing bureaucracy. These phenomena are explained by economics and sociology as deviant, aberrant. The causes of these phenomena are explained either by history (the Soviet past), or by psychology (culture shock). These explanations ignore the existence of a society with its own structure, laws, functions. This article attempts to fill this gap. An attempt is made to prove that the negative phenomena in the current economic model are "normal" – functional. This explains the economic transformation of Russia and allows to rethink systematically role and place of the negative phenomena in society of reforming countries.