The spread of contemporary globalized capitalism wrought by the new patterns of industrialization, marketization, and consumerization shapes Russia's recent historical path and developmental possibilities. This book discusses Russia's transformation into a market ecomy and the role of trust in the creation of new institutions and ways of life. It focuses on the relations between society and ecomy in a period of turbulent social change and the extraordinary transformation of social practices.
Yuri Veselov is Head of the Department of Economic Sociology at Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. He specializes in economic sociology, morals and markets. Mikhail Sinyutin is Professor at Saint-Petersburg State University and specializes in history of sociology, sociology of money and institutions. Elena Kapustkina is a lecturer at Saint-Petersburg State University specializing in entrepreneurship and gender studies.