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06 Dec 2016

Presentation on value change in NIS in People's Friendship University of Russia

President of the World Values Survey Association and Director of Eurasia Barometer Professor Christian Haerpfer gave a series of lectures on values in NIS and dynamics of trust in NIS basing on Eurasia Barometer and the World Values Survey Association data at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - new national partner for Russia in the Eurasia Barometer wave 3 (to be conducted in Fall 2017).

Director of Eurasia Barometer and President of the World Values Survey Association Professor Christian Haerpfer gave a series of lectures on values in NIS and dynamics of trust in NIS basing on Eurasia Barometer and the World Values Survey Association data at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - new national partner for Russia in the Eurasia Barometer wave 3 (to be conducted in Fall 2017).

Abstract

A New Post-Soviet Value System or Old Values in New Clothes? 20 years of Cultural, Religious and Social Value Changes in Russia and the CIS 1994 - 2011

This lecture is analyzing the breakdown of – mainly Communist – values system in coincidence with the break-up of the Soviet Union after December 1991. The paper is analyzing the creation and development of different value systems in the following CIS countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The main research question is to find out, if certain values, values systems or value clusters have survived in the transformation period between the era of the Soviet Union on the one hand and the post-Soviet era of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on the other. The main research perspective is to find out by comparative empirical analysis, in which value dimensions of cultural, religious and social value systems we can speak of historical continuity and for which value dimensions we are able to speak about the emergence of entirely new value systems, which have not existed at all during the period of the Soviet Union. The study is beginning with an analysis of value systems in the Perestroika period in the final stage of the Soviet Union. The first data point of this comparative analysis is 1990 with surveys from the World Value Survey. This gives us an overview of the structure and composition of cultural, religious and social values in the final historical phase of the Soviet Union, which was characterized by the so-called Perestroika period. The next data points of comparative analysis are the New Democracy Barometer from 1996 and 1998, the World Value Survey from 2000 and the Eurasia Barometer from 2001. The next data point for comparative analysis is the World Values Survey 2005 as well as the European Values Survey from 2008. The most recent data point for analysis is the 6 th wave of the World Values Survey, which has been conducted in the CIS area in 2011-2012.

People's Friendship University of Russia

People's Friendship University of Russia RUDN is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 145-150 countries. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world.


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