Small Russian Town:
Practices of Interaction between Municipal Autyorities and Business
Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS, Moscow, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Department of Sociology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia. email@example.com
The article presents the results of an empirical study conducted in 2011–2015 and 2018–2020. in four small towns in Russia. Materials of 133 in-depth interviews with representatives of city authorities and business are analyzed. Despite the policy of centralization, the relationship between local authorities and business remains diverse. Local business is poorly integrated and focuses mainly on informal interactions with local authorities. Changes in the period between the first and second stages of the study were not dramatic, and the degree of asymmetry in the relationship between local authorities and business did not undergo significant transformations.
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