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The Autocratic Middle ClassHow State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy$
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Bryn Rosenfeld

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691192185

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.001.0001

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Choosing to Work for the State

Choosing to Work for the State

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(p.134) 5 Choosing to Work for the State
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The Autocratic Middle Class
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Bryn Rosenfeld

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.003.0005

This chapter uses survey data to investigate the political orientations and career aspirations of students who intend to join Russia's public-sector. It examines a range of factors highlighted by existing cross-national research on public employment in established democracies and developing states. It also emphasizes how the pre-existing networks are considered the most important factor that shape public-sector career preferences. The chapter centers on students' political preferences before they enter the labor market, providing a research design that show that democratic attitudes have virtually no bearing on career choices. It builds on the research design by using a panel study of new labor market entrants.

Keywords:   political orientations, career aspirations, public employment, labor market, democratic attitudes

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