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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John Ihor Campagna rated realy liked it Oct 14, The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. Want to Read saving…. Caroline rated it liked it Mar 02, Karolina rated it really liked it Dec 27, Lists with This Book.

Mari Damasceno rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Ledeneva discovers ingenuity, wit, and vigor in these activities and argues that they simultaneously support and subvert formal institutions. Bound by One Chain by Nautilus Pompilus. 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.


I liked the Russias Economy of Favours a lot so I was hoping for something similar, but got a bit dissapointed. Steven Gonzales rated it wworks was amazing Sep 30, Sustaining the Ties of Joint Responsibility.

Collection Culture and Society after Socialism.

Trivia About How Russia Really Open Preview See a Problem? 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. Jul 26, Akshay added it.

How Russia Really Works: I am doing the research in this field, but the book didnt help me as much as I hoped. This book is not yet rwally on Listopia. Mark Schrad rated it really liked it Aug 09, Thomas rated it liked it Oct 01, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books by Alena V.

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

Title First Published 26 October Sarah rated it liked it Sep 21, The Use of Compromising Information. Johan Maurer rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Cornell University Press Amazon.

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Jen rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Querdenkerin rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the s—from the russiz 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dimensions 6 x 9 in. Alternative Enforcement and the Use of Law Conclusion.


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.

Ledenevs 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 discovers ingenuity, wit, and vigor in qorks activities and argues that they simultaneously support and subvert formal institutions. Ledeneva has not only observed Russia’s transition at first hand but is also a resourceful researcher.