HOW RUSSIA REALLY WORKS LEDENEVA PDF

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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Ledeneva leveneva specifically on the nature and implications of informal practices. Valentine rated it really liked it Aug 23, Dominique rated it liked it May 07, 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.

Her first book, The Russian Economy of Favours,dealt with usages which arose in the later Soviet period, particularly blat—payments fussia in favours between friends and associates.

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. Double Accountancy and Financial Scheming 7. Want to Read saving…. Newsletters Comment Print this page.

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How Russia Really Works, The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business

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. Bound by One Chain by Nautilus Pompilus. In How Russia Really Works she manages to prise open the cover over the secret world a little more to peer at the scurrying life beneath.

The “know-how” Ledeneva describes in this book continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia.

Culture and Society after Socialism. Travis rated it liked it Sep 07, Alternative Enforcement and the Use of Law Conclusion. Signe-anita rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Ledeneva knows what’s really going on in this country.

Rachel rated it liked it Mar 16, Publication Ithaca, United States. Querdenkerin rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Since then she has broadened her focus and developed her tools.

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. Return to Book Page.

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Brittany Lauren rated it really liked it Mar 15, The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. Ledeneva Limited preview – Karolina rated it really liked it Dec 27, Sustaining the Ties of Joint Responsibility 5. Lindsay Kirwan rated it really liked it Oct 18, Collection Culture and Society after Socialism.

How Russia Really Works

Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the s–from the hiring of firms to create negative publicity about one’s competitors, worke inventing novel schemes of tax evasion and engaging in “alternative” techniques of contract and law enforcement. Alexey rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Business, Economics, and Finance. Books by Alena V.

My professor required this as one of the texts for the class and I thoroughly enjoyed it.