Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Multi-faced Transformations. Challenges and Studies



Multi-faced Transformations. Challenges and Studies / Elena Danilova, Matej Makarovic, Alina Zubkovych. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 225 p.
ISBN (10) 978-1-4438-826 ISBN (13) 1-4438-8266-6


 


Abstract

While social and political transformations in Eastern Europe at the end of the 20th century clearly followed the model provided by the Western (representative) democracy and the market, the situation seems to be less clear in the second decade of the new millennium. Recent trends and challenges are becoming less unambiguous than those of any single linear model of transition, and thus require systematic studies. Scholars have observed multi-faceted social changes in many areas of social life in different countries. There are specific areas of research that simultaneously seem to be on the periphery of discourse and yet are more debatable than it may at first seem. There are no simple explanations for the transformation of economic and social policies, but a wide range of factors elucidated by different analytic frameworks (in particular institutionalism) help explain countries differing trajectories over time, including path-dependent or path-breaking policies, ideas and discourse that frame the reform efforts in these countries.


Keywords:

social transformations social challenges globalization

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Multi-faced Transformations. Challenges and Studies / Elena Danilova, Matej Makarovic, Alina Zubkovych. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 225 p.

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