The cross-national analyses of Western and Russian political cultures presented in this book are partly based on the 1990 EVS data. Another data source comes from surveys that were conducted since the late 1980s by the Department of Social Dynamics of the Institute of Socio-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPR RAS) This Volume pictures a wide variety of values in the social and political domain and reveals unique insights in Russian culture. It makes clear that, despite many differences, Russian and Westerners have also many things in common as far as basic values are concerned.
This is the fourth volume in the series. The first book is The Individualizing Socitey (1993, 1994) edited by Peter Ester, Loek Halman and Ruud de Moor. The second book is Values in Western Societies (1995) edited by Ruud de Moor. A third book is titled Political Value Change in Western Democracies (1996) and is edited by Loek Halman and Neil Nevitte.
Peter Ester is professor of Sociology at Tilburg University and director of IVA. Institute for Social Research, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Loek Halman is a Research Fellow at the work & Organization Research Center (WORC) of Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Vladimir Rukavishnikov is head of the Department of Social Dynamics of the Institute of Socio-Political Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPR RAS)