In this work, Ledeneva offers the reader an elaboration and extension of the work done in her prior book, “Russia’s Economy of Favors.” In, “How Russia Really. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post‐Soviet Politics and Business by Alena V. Ledeneva:How Russia Really Works: The Informal.
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Caroline rated it liked it Mar 02, Ledeneva discovers ingenuity, wit, and vigor in these activities and argues that they simultaneously support and subvert formal institutions. They enable corporations, the media, politicians, and businessmen to operate in the post-Soviet labyrinth of legal and practical constraints but consistently undermine the spirit, if not the letter, of the law. This book is important and innovative, providing a unique ethnographic perspective on rarely visible informal economic activity and dispelling a number of commonly held stereotypes about corruption and illegality.
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How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business
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How Russia Really Works
Querdenkerin rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Slavic and Eurasian Studies. No trivia or quizzes yet. Following up her previous study of Soviet Russia’s underground economy of favors, Ledeneva tracks the disconcerting speed with which the system of “blat” transformed through cash into a vast network of “piar” PR–good, incriminating and flat-out blackmail via “kompromat”fraudulent accounting practices, personal links of influence krugovaia porukatabloid newspapers, melodramatic lawyers and legions of undermeployed ex-KGB agents for hire.
Lindsay Kirwan rated it really liked it Oct 18, List of Questions Notes Glossary Bibliography Index How Russia Really Works “This is an excellent account of informal practices that characterize and shape the political and business spheres of activity in contemporary Russia.
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How Russia Really Works, The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business
Main content page count Lists with This Book. During the Soviet era, blat—the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures—was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism.
Sarah rated it liked lledeneva Sep 21, Refresh and try again. They enable corporations, the media, politicians, and businessmen to operate in the post-Soviet labyrinth of legal and practical constraints but consistently undermine the spirit, if not the letter, of the law. How Russia Really Works: Oleksandr Hlushchenko rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Appendixes Appendix 1 Pravda versus Istina.
Be the first to ask a question about How Russia Really Works. Ledeneva focuses specifically on the nature and implications of ledeheva practices. During the Soviet era, blat —the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures—was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism. Sustaining the Ties of Joint Responsibility. The “know-how” Ledeneva describes in this workx continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia.
Title First Published 26 October The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. Alexey rated it really liked it Dec 07, I am doing the research in this field, but the book didnt help me as much as Rhssia hoped. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Alexey rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Sadie rated it liked it Jul 09,