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Morgan W.J., Trofimova I.N., Kliucharev G.A. Civil society, social change, and a new popular education in Russia. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series. London New York: Routledge, 2019. 180 p.



Morgan W.J., Trofimova I.N., Kliucharev G.A. Civil society, social change, and a new popular education in Russia. Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series. London New York: Routledge, 2019. 180 p.
ISBN 978-0-415-70913-2
DOI 10.4324/9781315885711
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Abstract

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia is a detailed account of contemporary issues that draws upon recent survey research conducted by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as from secondary published work in both Russian and English. The book explores how social change and developments in civil society are occurring in Russia and the role played by a new popular education. The right to lifelong learning is guaranteed by the Russian state, as it was by the Soviet Union, where formal education, based on communist ideology, emphasized the needs of the state over the needs of individuals. In practice a wide range of educational needs, many of which relate to coping with changing economic, social, and technological circumstances are being met by non-governmental providers, including commercial companies, selfhelp groups, and community and neighbourhood clubs. This book discusses how this new popular education is both an example of civil society and stimulates its further development. However, as the book points out, it is also part of a growing educational divide, where motivated, articulate people take advantage of new opportunities, while disadvantaged groups such as the unemployed and the rural poor continue to be excluded.

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