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Zhanna Kravchenko

Zhanna Kravchenko

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Contact information

Zhanna Kravchenko
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4165
ME 0016 Moas Båge
Publications

VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 2018, 29 (5): 962-975.

Nonprofit organizations in Russia are introducing for-profit activities as a means of gaining autonomy from external donors, and as instruments of strategic planning and sustainable development. This study focuses on organizations that work with welfare provision and explores how they reconcile entrepreneurial activities with their social mission. More specifically, we interrogate how two institutional logics, business and nonprofit, are defined and reconciled in organizational identities, structures and hierarchies. Socially oriented nonprofits define their mission through service to beneficiaries, through personal and professional dedication to beneficiaries’ well-being, and through making an impact on public policies and the society at large. They mimic a business approach in strategic planning and meticulous reporting, but subordinate profit-seeking to social mission by integrating entrepreneurial activities into already existing organizational structures, or by separating them into independent entities.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

A. Moskvina

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samhällsarbete. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. 299-319.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lisa KingsZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social WorkSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys 2017, 7 : 7-26.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: På väg. Lund : Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017. 229-239.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lisa KingsZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social WorkSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (4): 12-22.

This article examines the policies on drug control and regulation in Russia. We demonstrate that, although agencies involved in drug con-trol and regulation are important for the reproduction of differentiated practices of drug use, they formulate a rather homogeneous image of a drug user as an unhealthy deviant and criminal, and an unequivocal threat to society. At the same time, in the process of policy realization, the most vulnerable groups of users become the main target of public intervention. As a result, stigmatization and violence against these groups becomes institutionalized and legitimized. Moreover, drug control and regulation resonate with a broader range of public policies and spill over into parts of society not associated with illicit drug use.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alexandra Dmitieva

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social Work

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Class, Sex and Revolutions. Lund : Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sven Hort

Lisa KingsZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social WorkSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Challenges to European Welfare Systems. : Springer, 2016. 671-691.

This paper examines the challenges to the Swedish welfare state after the credit crunch of 2008 focusing on several major challenges: the government’s reaction to the fiscal and economic crisis and its outcomes, the (re)balance of welfare policies addressing risks and opportunities. While the situation is almost excellent from a purely fiscal point of view, the outstanding private debt, unemployment, especially among youth, pressures on the pension, health and education systems are prominent concerns. They have led to the revitalization of the social investment paradigm, strict budgetary policies, increased number of welfare-to-work programmes and focus on using tax reductions as a means of stimulating the labour market. In this context, the main demographic concerns and social integration have come to the fore to an unprecedented extent.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lisa Kings

Sven E. O. Hort

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social WorkSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Zhurnal Issledovanii Sotsial'noi Politiki / The Journal of Social Policy Studies 2015, 13 (2): 303-316.

The life course approach and, more specifically, the transition to adulthood have become important fields in social science. The creation of the family unit, finishing one's education, entering the labour market, accessing social security and progressing on the property ladder have all been the focus of systematic inquiries based on different theoretical paradigms that examine the backgrounds, trajectories and destinations of these transitions. This paper reviews debates in the contemporary field of transition research and argues that public policy outputs do not necessarily form coherent normative patterns. Nevertheless, they may provide an important reference framework for norms and expectations. This research has demonstrated systematic class, ethnic and gender differences in biographical pathways, despite the trend towards more deliberate biography construction. It is suggested here that the timing and sequence of the various stages of transition to adulthood depends on the compatibility existing between different life domains, i.e. the various societal and individual, structural and cultural levels. Such compatibility can be achieved by means of public policies that facilitate a "normal" transition through normative prescriptions and resource re-distribution.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2015, 67 (10): 1635-1655.

Dramatic fluctuations have occurred in population health in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although many factors have been examined in connection with this, there has been little focus on the role of the family, despite evidence from Western studies linking family functioning to individual health. Using data from 1,190 respondents collected during the Moscow Health Survey 2004 we examined the association between family relations and health outcomes. Poorer family functioning was strongly associated with worse self-rated physical health and mental health. Our results suggest that the proximal social environment of the family is important for understanding health outcomes in contemporary Russia.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ai Koyanagi

Andrew Stickley

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2014, 3 : 278-281.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

GeoJournal 2014, 79 (4): 513-525.

This article compares current Russian and Swedish policy discourses on state commitment to facilitating young adults' access to housing by analyzing national, regional and municipal strategic documents. Both countries previously embraced the idea of housing as a commodified yet universal entitlement and exercised strong public regulation of housing redistribution, but are now establishing selective policies that support young people who comply with prescribed life-course norms. Thus, a life-course trajectory becomes integrated into the policy discourse, and a stable residential autonomy is considered a 'crowning biographical event', following a successful employment record and the establishment of a family unit. Notwithstanding important differences in policy formulation and realization, housing policies in Russia and Sweden are aimed to integrate emerging adults into market relations by increasing housing ownership through credit loans and stimulating individual responsibility for welfare provision.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Handbook of Family Policies across the Globe. New York : Springer, 2014. 223-237.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Irina Grigorieva

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsial’noi antropologii 2013, 16 (2): 83-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sven Hort

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Laboratorium 2013, 5 (3): 43-65.

This article analyzes representations of urban space by exploring city planning during the last half century in Stockholm and Leningrad/Saint Petersburg. City plans that constitute the empirical foundation of the article were enforced during the nodal points—1950s–1960s and early 2000s—of the historical development of both countries and reflect specificities of their ideological and sociopolitical heritage. Our study explores how representations of space—crystallized as ideas about goals and possibilities for spatial planning—have changed over time and how they reflect larger political, economic, and ideological transformations in Sweden and Russia. Two overarching themes are identified in our analysis. First, the ideal of equality, which dominated both the socialist and social democratic ideologies in the 1950s–1960s and provided opportunities for extensive normative control and manipulation of social life by means of a planned physical environment. Second, the ideal of the“European/global” city is distinguished in the early 2000s as a means of promoting economic development by incorporating new actors and shifting the focus to a more market-oriented approach to planning.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lisa KingsZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2013, 27 (1): 98-101.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lisa KingsZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2012, 3-4 : 69-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsial’noi antropologii 2012, 15 (1): 65-85.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2012, 5 (3-4): 37-44.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thomas Borén

Jonas LindströmDominika Polanska

Péter Balogh

Thomas LundénZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: And They Lived Happily Ever After. Budapest : Central European University Press, 2012. 1-22.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Helene CarlbäckYulia GradskovaZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
HistorySociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Budapest : Central European University Press, 2012.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Helene CarlbäckYulia GradskovaZhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
HistorySociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Poverty, urbanity and social policy. New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009. 99-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Social Policy Studies 2008, 6 (2): 177-200.

In this paper, we explore the interaction between the levels and forms of labour force participation and outputs of family policy realisation in Russia and Sweden. The study explores statistical indicators of public social services/assistance for families and labour force structure, as well as survey data obtained from International Social Survey Program, module 'Family and Changing Gender Roles' (1994, 2002). The results show that both Sweden and Russia facilitate the 'dual-earner' family model, but that Sweden places a greater emphasis on dual-caring and f lexible work arrangements for women. The support for traditional gender roles was much higher and more uniform in Russia than in Sweden. The proportion of 'dual-earner' and female led families was nevertheless higher in Russia than Sweden, especially in 1994, when major restructuring in the social and economic sphere was occurring. The findings suggest that family policy is instrumental in facilitating female employment, but does not necessarily bring changes in either family or gender-role attitudes.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Akvile Motiejunaite

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of European Social Policy 2008, 18 (1): 38-49.

In this article, we explore the interaction between female and male employment, parenting responsibilities and family policy in Russia and Sweden. The study is based first on indicators of public social services, assistance for families and labour force data; and second, on the ISSP modules on Family and Changing Gender Roles ( years 1994, 2002). The results show that both Sweden and Russia facilitate the 'dual-earner' family model, but that Sweden places a greater emphasis on dual-caring and flexible work arrangements for women. The support for traditional gender roles was much higher and more uniform in Russia than in Sweden. The proportion of 'dual-earner' and female-led families was nevertheless higher in Russia than in Sweden, especially in 1994 when major restructuring in the social and economic sphere was occurring. The findings suggest that family policy is instrumental in facilitating female employment, but does not necessarily bring changes in gender-role attitudes.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Akvile Motiejunaite

Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zhanna Kravchenko

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-