Communities and social care in Russia: the role of Muslim welfare provision in everyday life in Russia's Tatarstan region

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@article{753e18c8bb614210a7f9664e05253367,
title = "Communities and social care in Russia: the role of Muslim welfare provision in everyday life in Russia's Tatarstan region",
abstract = "Based on large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews, this article discusses the role of religion in social welfare and social work in Russia{\textquoteright}s Republic of Tatarstan, a majority Muslim region. It notes that there is relatively little formal social work provided by large-scale Islam-based groups. However, religious spaces are important as places where social networks are developed, facilitating social welfare provision within wider networks. Locally, mosques rarely provide immediate aid, such as cash transfers, but some engage in long-term targeted provision. The article concludes that as such schemes develop, trust in religious organizations will increase and more people will turn to them in times of need. ",
keywords = "Muslims, Russia, social capital, social welfare, social work, Tatarstan",
author = "Irina Kuznetsova and John Round",
year = "2014",
month = sep,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0020872814536417",
language = "English",
volume = "57",
pages = "486--496",
journal = "International Social Work",
issn = "0020-8728",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "5",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Communities and social care in Russia

T2 - the role of Muslim welfare provision in everyday life in Russia's Tatarstan region

AU - Kuznetsova, Irina

AU - Round, John

PY - 2014/9/1

Y1 - 2014/9/1

N2 - Based on large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews, this article discusses the role of religion in social welfare and social work in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, a majority Muslim region. It notes that there is relatively little formal social work provided by large-scale Islam-based groups. However, religious spaces are important as places where social networks are developed, facilitating social welfare provision within wider networks. Locally, mosques rarely provide immediate aid, such as cash transfers, but some engage in long-term targeted provision. The article concludes that as such schemes develop, trust in religious organizations will increase and more people will turn to them in times of need.

AB - Based on large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews, this article discusses the role of religion in social welfare and social work in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, a majority Muslim region. It notes that there is relatively little formal social work provided by large-scale Islam-based groups. However, religious spaces are important as places where social networks are developed, facilitating social welfare provision within wider networks. Locally, mosques rarely provide immediate aid, such as cash transfers, but some engage in long-term targeted provision. The article concludes that as such schemes develop, trust in religious organizations will increase and more people will turn to them in times of need.

KW - Muslims

KW - Russia

KW - social capital

KW - social welfare

KW - social work

KW - Tatarstan

U2 - 10.1177/0020872814536417

DO - 10.1177/0020872814536417

M3 - Article

VL - 57

SP - 486

EP - 496

JO - International Social Work

JF - International Social Work

SN - 0020-8728

IS - 5

ER -