Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Social Tension: the Possibility of Conflict Diagnosis (on the Example of St. Petersburg)
Issue: Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: George Artemov
Saint-Petersburg State University

Andrei Aleinikov
Saint-Petersburg State University

Daur Abgadzhava
Saint-Petersburg State University

Anna Pinkevich
Saint-Petersburg State University

Anna Abalian
Saint-Petersburg State University
Keywords: conflict study, social tension, Russia, empirical study
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-1/14
Index PUBMS: cdb0ced2-0042-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 192-208 (17)
JEL classification: Z18, C10

The article examines relevance of conflicts studies through the concept of social tension. There are two main parts in the paper. The first one is devoted to the conceptualization of the problem. It deals with key problems of modern Russia society and the main characteristics of the social tension. The second part consists of the experience of empirical study in which social tension is a central issue. This paper is based on the empirical study, which was conducted by the authors in St. Petersburg, Russia. In this research the tools designed for measurement of social tension in the urban community were tested. For the analysis of the empirical data authors used such methods as micro-analysis of crosstabs with standardized residuals and chi-square; cluster analysis. The empirical research indicates an important role of the social tension in conflict analysis and shows some of the main indicators of social tension.


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