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One-Third of Russians Prefer Informal Employment

The informal labour market is growing in Russia. An increasing number of people are moving to the informal economy because they do not trust government institutions and do not receive the public benefits they are entitled to as taxpayers. 'Shadowed from Regulation: Informality in the Russian Labor Markets, Its Dynamics, Extent, and Consequences' is a paper by Vladimir Gimpelson.

Corruption Weighed by Post-Material Values

If the majority of a country’s population moved from values of survival to values of self-expression, individuals with both types of values will try to avoid corrupt behaviour. But if, as in Russia, values of survival prevail in society, individuals with values of self-expression are inclined to act corruptly. This is the conclusion of a study by Maria Kravtsova and Alexey Oshchepkov.

Academic Analysis of the Russian Protests

The burst of political life in Moscow and other Russian regions in 2011-2012 led to a number of academic studies, both in Russia and internationally. The results and conclusions made by researchers show how diverse the nature of Russian protest activity is.

About Rome and the Romans

Management researcher Arie Y. Lewin's special lecture on multinational companies adjusting to the local mentality in the entry into new markets.

Friendship between Pilots Decreases Flight Safety

Abolishing piece-work payment for pilots and the reduction of using fixed pilots combinations could help to improve air transportation safety, according to Anton Nakonechny in his recent study.

Laughter and Protest

The fun-loving nature of the 2011-2012 protests in Russia offered a stark contrast to what happened at the rallies of the 1980s and 1990s. Svetlana Shomova studied the key features of the self-made, humorous banners and methods used at the protests.

As Revenues Grow, the Middle Class Thinks More about the Country

The ‘lower’ middle class is focused on family. The ‘upper’ is focused on social changes. As the level of social self-determination grows, the middle class is changing its motivation for engaging in social activity. A study by Alla Kupreychenko.

War is Going out of Fashion

With rising incomes, people are less accepting of war. In recent decades in Russia, as in many countries around the world, the number of citizens willing to give their lives for their country has declined. These are findings of joint research by Ronald Inglehart and HSE.

Freedom and Democracy from Catholic and Orthodox Perspectives

The ideas of freedom and democracy are at the core of the most successful parts of human civilization today. Can modern Catholicism and Orthodoxy find a way to unite around these ideas? Maxim Bogachev from the HSE raised this question in his paper to the HSE April Conference.

Workplaces Under the Press of Election Technologies

Traditionally, the falsification of an election involves filling ballot boxes with fake ballot papers. International researchers at the HSE analyzed another mechanism which can be used to distort the election process: pressure on employers and employees. The following is a review of a paper by Timothy Frye, Ora John Reuter, and David Szakonyi.