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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Books by Alena V. Appendixes Appendix 1 Pravda versus Istina. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 rfally schemes of tax evasion and engaging in “alternative” techniques of contract and law enforcement. Steven Gonzales rated it it was amazing Sep 30, 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.

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

Lists with This Book. How Russia Really Works. HKWL rated it really liked it Dec lfdeneva, I liked the Russias Economy of Favours a lot reeally I was hoping for something similar, but got a bit dissapointed. Ledeneva Limited preview – Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Published October 26th by Cornell University Press.

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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 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. Sep 10, Margaret Sankey rated it liked it. 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.

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Mari Damasceno rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Following up her previous study of Soviet Russia’s underground economy of favors, Ledeneva tracks the disconcerting speed with which the system of ledsneva 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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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. Manipulative Campaigning and the Workings of Russian Democracy 3.

John Ihor Campagna rated it liked it Oct 14, I am doing the research in this field, but the book didnt help me as much as I hoped. Travis rated it liked it Sep 07, Cornell University Press Amazon. Valentine rated it really liked it Aug 23, Alternative Enforcement and the Use of Law Conclusion. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Title How Russia Really Works.