• Nadezhda LebedevaEmail author
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
  • John W. Berry
  • Klaus Boehnke
Part of the Societies and Political Orders in Transition book series (SOCPOT)


A quarter of a century has passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A whole generation has been raised during this time in all the states belonging to the former USSR or the Eastern European ‘real socialist’ bloc. Tremendous social change has taken place in economic systems and in political governance in these states. The daily lives of ordinary people have changed rapidly in these countries during this period. We consider that individuals have changed psychologically in response to these social and cultural changes (Berry, 1980). In particular, we can assume that the values and identities of individuals in these countries have changed dramatically during this period.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadezhda Lebedeva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
    • 2
  • John W. Berry
    • 1
    • 3
  • Klaus Boehnke
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  4. 4.Jacobs University BremenBremenGermany

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