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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Author / Creator: Ledeneva, Alena V., 1964- (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series:Culture and society after socialism.
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