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How Russia really works : the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business /

by Ledeneva, Alena V.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Culture and society after socialism .Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006Description: viii, 270 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780801443466 (cloth : alk. paper); 0801443466 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780801473524 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0801473527 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): 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-
Contents:
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.
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320.947 GILDemocracy and post-communism : 320.947 GILDemocracy and post-communism : 320.947 HOUHow the Soviet Union is governed / 320.947 LEDHow Russia really works : 320.947 PARParty development and democratic change in post-Communist Europe : 320.947 RAMWhose democracy? :

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.

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