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. The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. In How...
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|Imprint:||Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.|
|Series:||Culture and society after socialism.
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