The russian dacha: A repository of civil indifference
Research in Political Sociology
Dacha is a Russian term for a country house (cottage, shack) used for summer habitation by Russian town-dwellers, or dachniki. With the societal changes that have brought lower and lower levels of society into the field of the dachniki, the dacha has been playing an increasing role in channeling Russian people's energy away from the political sphere. Being a repository of enjoyment and entertainment for the relatively few and serving as economic and spiritual escapism for the many, the dacha, consequently, could be hampering the creation of a civil society in Russia. © 2012 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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Raiklin, Ernest, "The russian dacha: A repository of civil indifference" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1711.