Russia's Economy of Favours Blat, Networking and Informal Exchange

ISBN-10: 0521627435

ISBN-13: 9780521627436

Edition: 1998

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Description: Russia's Economy of Favours examines the little-known phenomenon of Blat - the use of informal contacts and personal networks to obtain goods and services under rationing which pervaded Soviet Russia.

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Alena V. Ledeneva is a Reader in Russian Politics and Society at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. She is the author of Russia's Economy of Favours: Blat, Networking, and Informal Exchange and the coeditor of Economic Crime in Russia and Bribery and Blat in Russia .

List of cartoons
List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Blat: the unknown phenomenon
Understanding blat
The Soviet order: a view from within
The use of personal networks
Blat as a form of exchange: between gift and commodity
Networking in the post-Soviet period
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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