Changing Values and Identities in the Post-Communist World

  • Nadezhda Lebedeva
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
  • John Berry

Part of the Societies and Political Orders in Transition book series (SOCPOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nadezhda Lebedeva, Radosveta Dimitrova, John W. Berry, Klaus Boehnke
    Pages 1-24
  3. Value Changes Across Countries and Generations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ekaterina Bushina, Tatiana Ryabichenko
      Pages 85-98
    3. Oleg Y. Khukhlaev, Valeria A. Shorokhova, Elena A. Grishina, Olga S. Pavlova
      Pages 175-189
  4. Social Identities Changes in Comparative Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Radosveta Dimitrova, Pasquale Musso, Iva Polackova Solcova, Delia Stefenel, Fitim Uka, Skerdi Zahaj et al.
      Pages 225-241
    3. Kamila Isaeva, Byron G. Adams, Fons J. R. van de Vijver
      Pages 295-311
    4. Alenka Gril, Nada Polovina, Ivana Jakšić, Sabina Autor, Mladen Radulović
      Pages 383-403
    5. Nadezhda Lebedeva, John W. Berry
      Pages 421-431

About this book


This book offers a comparative analysis of value and identity changes in several post-Soviet countries. In light of the tremendous economic, social and political changes in former communist states, the authors compare the values, attitudes and identities of different generations and cultural groups. Based on extensive empirical data, using quantitative and qualitative methods to study complex social identities, this book examines how intergenerational value and identity changes are linked to socio-economic and political development. Topics include the rise of nationalist sentiments, identity formation of ethnic and religious groups and minorities, youth identity formation and intergenerational value conflicts. 


Intergenerational value differences Post-communist countries Post-soviet countries Rise of nationalist sentiments Socio-psychological changes Value and identity changes

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadezhda Lebedeva
    • 1
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
    • 2
  • John Berry
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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