On peculiarities of motivation of actual Russian managing class
Kroopkin P. L.
The article discusses general items of social stratification, and proposes a way of formalization of elite and sub-elite strata of a society. It shows that elite tends to have a social identity, which creates and maintains a mental boundary in the social consciousness. The article applies the proposed approach to the current Russian elite, investigates the polarization on the elite mental border that maintains the separation of the elite from the society, and describes the specific psychosocial complex that drives the anomy of the Russian elite.
Keywords: Social Stratification, Russian Elite, Mental Boundary, Mentality, Motivation, Anomy.
Text in Russian: http://modernity-centre.org/2010/06/29/kroopkin-114/