Ledeneva, Alena V., 1964-

How Russia really works : the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business / Alena V. Ledeneva. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006. - viii, 270 p. ; 24 cm. - Culture and society after socialism .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why are informal practices still prevalent in Russia? -- Chernyi piar : dirty campaigning and the workings of Russian democracy -- Kompromat : the use of compromising information in informal politics -- Krugovaia poruka : sustaining the ties of joint responsibility -- Tenevoi barter : shadow barter, barter chains, and nonmonetary markets -- Dvoinaia bukhgalteriia : double accountancy and financial scheming -- Post-Soviet tolkachi : alternative enforcement and the use of law.

9780801443466 (cloth : alk. paper) 0801443466 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780801473524 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0801473527 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Political corruption--Russia (Federation)
Political culture--Russia (Federation)
Corporations--Corrupt practices--Russia (Federation)
Corporate culture--Russia (Federation)
Social networks--Russia (Federation)
Business networks--Russia (Federation)


Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-
Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-

JN6695.A55 / C639 2006

320.947
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