The crisis of confidence in the “failed society”. A case of social stagnation


Bazaleev О.А.

Shell concern office in Russia, Moscow, Russia oleg.a.bazaleev@mail.ru

ID of the Article: 6118


For citation:

Bazaleev О.А. The crisis of confidence in the “failed society”. A case of social stagnation. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 3. P. 177-187




Abstract

The paper analyses a work by C. Banfield “Moral basis of a backward society” (1958), in which basing on research of the situation in a small Italian city conclusion is made that prevalence of the “immoral familism”, aiming at maximizing material gain for themselves and their families, hampers social and economic development of community. The second analysis showed that in some cases “failed” society manifests practices of trust and social control.


Keywords
social capital; social networks; social monitoring; exclusion; “familism”
Content No 3, 2016