Description - Russia's Economy of Favours 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 that pervaded Soviet Russia. Alena Ledeneva analyzes the historical, socioeconomic and cultural aspects of blat, and explores its implications for post-Soviet Russia. The political and economic reforms introduced since the collapse of the Soviet Union have radically affected everyday practices, but an understanding of blat remains crucial for interpreting the social, economic and criminal problems that affect the development of a market economy in post-Soviet Russia.
Buy Russia's Economy of Favours by Alena V. Ledeneva from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Russia's Economy of Favours by Alena V. Ledeneva
Book Reviews - Russia's Economy of Favours by Alena V. Ledeneva
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Russia's Economy of Favours book by Alena V. Ledeneva and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)