Ella Paneyakh

is Senior Researcher at the Institute for the Rule of Law and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University, St. Petersburg.


Cover for: Re-atomization


Or, the deliberate devaluation of social capital

At a certain point, every authoritarian state must choose democratization or collapse. But according to Ella Paneyakh, the Russian system is seeking a third way. It has in its sights nothing less than the social fabric: human interrelations, mutual support mechanisms and the capacity for joint action.

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