The author offers for consideration five components of the theory of war: war as a continuation of politics; war as a state of society as well as a state of a particular section of the system of world politics; war as a collision between two or more state structures and war machines; war as the sphere of ambiguity and uncertainty; war as a management task.
The book also presents the methodology of researching wars as a political and social phenomenon, develops some elements of the theory of war and peace, and provides the characteristics of conventional and unconventional methods of warfare.
The book is designed for graduate students working on a master’s degree or Ph.D., professors at civil and military academies, as well as for everyone interested in political-military and military strategic issues.
This monograph is designed for graduate and undergraduate studentsas well as scholars in economic psychology, psychology of consumer behavior, and psychology of marketing communications.
The monograph presents the studies which have been conducted by the authors over several years in the domain of the psychology of consumer behavior. The studies analyze the factors of consumer loyaltyand brand loyalty as well as the specifics of Russian consumers’ perception of Russian and foreign brands. The book provides the Russian version of a questionnaire designed for studying the strategies of consumer behavior, emphasizes the main strategies of Russian consumer behavior, and describes specific features of Russian consumer behavior in comparison with foreign consumers. The special aspects of brand perceptionin people with various strategies of consumer behavior are also described in the monograph. This monograph is designed for graduate and undergraduate studentsas well as scholars in economic psychology, psychology of consumer behavior, and psychology of marketing communications.
This book is intended for geographers, historians, urban researchers, and anyone interested in the political situation in modern Russia.
Mayakovsky’s words ‘It’s Time, Forward!’ better than any political slogans, reflect the atmosphere in which Soviet cultural policy emerged. This book aims to declare a special preserve and methodological perspective for the study of Soviet cultural history. In it Soviet society is considered as a space of radical projecting and experimentation in cultural policy, which was far from homogeneous, often multidirectional, and sometimes chaotic and contradictory. It was a unique historic example of government intervention in the cultural sphere. The authors attempt to evaluate the social viability of institutions which formed in Russian society, both thanks to and in spite of Soviet cultural policy, and to assess the consequences of the decline and fall of some of those same institutions.
The book targets a wide audience, including culture researchers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Soviet history and culture.
The articles selectedfor publication focus on the theoretical comprehension of fundamental demographic changesoccurring in the world, on their determinants and consequences. These consequences are universaland run through all levels of social reality, from the family to the global.Great attention is paid to Russian population issues. The author seeks to understand andto explain Russia’s demographic problems in the context of universal and global demographicchanges and challenges. Some articles are devoted to the history and current state of Russianpopulation studies.
The potential audience of the book are researchers representing a broad range of socialscience disciplines, teachers and students, politicians and journalists, and a wide range of readersinterested in population studies and related sciences.
The publication is timed to coincide with the 80th birthday of Anatoly Vishnevsky.
The book is designed for academicians and students of humanitarian studies as well as for a wide audience of those interested in the history of the Stalin era.
Original edition published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin,an imprint of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.Russian language edition publishedby National Research University Higher School of Economics.
The monograph explores the specifics of the situation of men and women in the Russian labor market, studies the phenomenon of gender segregation beginning with the Soviet epoch and to present days, discusses causes and consequences of gender segregation on the labor market, draws comparisons with international practices. Based on the Russian statistical data and the Russian monitoring of economic situation and health of the population, the study conducts empirical evaluations of intensity and directions of labor mobility according to gender groups, as well as the way mobility influences gender differences in wages and segregation. Vertical segregation and the problem of “glass ceiling” in Russian economy is separately explored.Addressed to economists, sociologists, experts in the field of employment and management of human resources.