Annotation. The housing privatization in Russia, which began in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR, is likely to move to the next stage - the program for the renovation of the housing stock in Moscow adopted in 2017 can be extended to all other cities with the adoption of the submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation bill No. 825313-7 "On the renovation of the housing stock in the Russian Federation". Considering this process as innovative, the article raises a natural question - being destructive, will the renovation of the housing stock actually be constructive for the owners of premises in apartment buildings.


Keywords: housing sociology, housing policy, housing legislation, renovation, housing stock, creative destruction


INCLUSIVE LIVING IN RUSSIA as an aspect of the multidimensionality of social inclusion

Annotation. The article reflects the results of a study of the inclusiveness of living of socially unprotected segments of the population (people with disabilities, the elderly, etc.) as an aspect of the multidimensionality of social inclusion in the context of the transformation of social and legal institutions in Russia. The specificity of the inclusive design of urban spaces is analyzed, including the availability of common property in apartment buildings. The issues of inclusive housing policy, financial and digital inclusion were discussed.


Keywords: sociology of housing social inclusion, social exclusion, inclusive living, inclusive housing policy, inclusive housing model, inclusive housing, inclusive design, social and legal institutions


Social reclusion and social seclusion: from staying at home to lonely death without witnesses

Annotation. The article presents the author's interpretation of the notions “social reclusion” and “social seclusion”, new for Russian sociology, in the discourse of which an analysis of some historical and modern forms of voluntary and forced under the influence of social institutions (and not only) solitude was carried out. It is concluded that social exclusion, isolation and loneliness are not always the result of social reclusion/seclusion. The study of domesticity, of which the modern forms are NEET in Europe, basement dwellers in the United States and hikikomori in Japan, focuses on the lives of the elderly and people with disabilities, which can be considered both in conditions of social reclusion and in conditions of social seclusion in the force of the influence of certain circumstances and institutional constraints. Special attention is paid to factors that prevent leaving home – limitations of the material and technological environment, pathological hoarding, phobias, etc. The social phenomenon of lonely death without witnesses, little studied in Russia but actively studied in Japan, is considered as an inevitable consequence of living alone. Based on secondary data, it is suggested that several million people in Russia are at risk of dying alone every year.


Keywords: sociology of housing, staying at-home, social isolation, voluntary self-isolation, social reclusion, social seclusion, loneliness, lonely death


Annotation. The article proposes an approach that considers the licensing of management companies in Russia as a process of creating several institutional templates in the management of apartment buildings. The inefficiency of this stage of the housing and communal services reform is assessed from the position of neoinstitutionalism. It is concluded that it is possible to apply institutional templates not only to individuals and organizations, but also to social groups and social institutions, incl. in the field of housing and communal services.


Keywords: housing legislation, institutional template, apartment building, management company