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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How Russia Really Works, The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. How Russia Really Works: 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.
The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. Ledeneva explores practices in politics, bu 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. 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, to inventing novel schemes of tax evasion and engaging in “alternative” techniques of contract and law enforcement.
Ledeneva discovers ingenuity, wit, and vigor in these activities and argues lfdeneva 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.
The “know-how” Ledeneva describes in ledeenva book continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia. Paperbackpages.
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Sep 10, Margaret Sankey rated it liked it. 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.
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Ledeneva knows what’s really going on in this country. My professor required this as one of the texts for the class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Feb 25, Emma rated it liked it. I liked the Russias Economy of Favours a lot so I was hoping for something similar, but got a bit dissapointed.
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