Russia's Economy of Favours
Blat, Networking and Informal Exchange
By (author) Alena V. Ledeneva
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Russia's Economy of Favours by Alena V. Ledeneva
Book DescriptionThe word blat refers to the system of informal contacts and personal networks which was used to obtain goods and services under the rationing which characterised Soviet Russia. Alena Ledeneva's book is the first to analyse blat in all its historical, socio-economic and cultural aspects, and to explore its implications for post-Soviet society. In a socialist distribution system which resulted in constant shortages, blat developed into an 'economy of favours' which shadowed an overcontrolling centre and represented the reaction of ordinary people to the social constraints they faced. In social and economic terms, blat exchanges became vital to the population, and to the functioning of the Soviet system. The book shows that the nature of the economic and political changes in contemporary Russia cannot be properly understood without attention to the powerful legacy of the blat economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521627436
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alena V. Ledeneva
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Russia's Economy of Favours, Hardback (August 1998)» View all books by Alena V. Ledeneva
This book examines the little-known phenomenon of blat - the use of informal contacts and personal networks to obtain goods and services under the rationing which pervaded Soviet Russia.
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