Studies of Transition States and Societies

’Studies of Transition States and Societies’ (STSS) is a fast-growing open-access interdisciplinary journal for the study of transition societies. Published since 2009 it is already indexed in Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, ProQuest, Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) and the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA).

STSS aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange between scholars in all major field of the social sciences with emphasis to sociology and political science. The substantive focus of the journal is on the transitional societies, particularly on the societal and political changes in the post-socialist region. Still articles on other regions are considered as well to enrich the debate about transition in social sciences.

The journal is published biannually whereas the spring issue combines articles of political science and papers in sociology are published in the fall. In addition, collections of articles about a common theme or debate are published as special issues.

STSS is published by Institute of Political Science and Governance and Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn University.

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Vol 7, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents


Public Sociology, Trust and Informal Practices


A sociology for the 21st century? An enquiry into ´public sociology´ reading Zygmunt Bauman
Martin Aidnik
Social Trust and Value Similarity: the Relationship between Social Trust and Human Values in Europe
Mai Beilmann, Laur Lilleoja
Liis Ojamäe, Katrin Paadam
An evaluation of the persistence of blat in post-Soviet societies: a case study of Ukraine’s health services sector
Colin C Williams, Olga Onoshchenko

Book Review

Informal practices in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: the shades of ambivalence
Rūta Skriptaitė
Bringing the Formal Back In. Party Evolution in Kazakhstan
Diana Kudaibergenova

ISSN: 1736-8758