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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Limits of a Post-Soviet State : How Informality Replaces, Renegotiates, and Reshapes Governance in Contemporary Ukraine.
Stuttgart : Columbia University Press, ©2016
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Abel Polese; Colin Williams
|Description:||1 online resource (259 pages).|
|Contents:||Intro; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: where is informality?; Informality and the (welfare) state; Informality, borders and boundaries; Border crossing, petty trade and the role of informality in breaking artificial monopolies; Informality and grey areas: introducing the ""brift""; Informality between private and state initiative; The guest at the dining table: economic transitions and informal renegotiations of hospitality; Why bazaars are not wiped out by supermarkets: reflections on a possible bazaar economy. New directions in informality studies? policy making and implementationBy way of conclusion: on current and further directions in informality research; How much of this book is about Ukraine?; What is informality?; Main themes of this book: (Over) Regulation and informality; 'In spite of the state' and 'beyond the state'; Morality, compliance Informality and the cubic watermelon paradigm; Cited works; 1 Introduction; 2 Welfare and the role of the state in post-socialism; 3 Individual agency and bottom-up welfare provision; 4 Reforms to the pension system from the bottom: Uzbekistan. 5 Access (or lack thereof) to healthcare: Lithuania6 Welfare as childcare: Romania; 7 Conclusion; Cited works; 1 Redefining borders and their morality; 2 Scenes from a border; 3 A false bottom train; 4 Alternative ways of crossing; 5 Concluding remarks; Cited works; 1 Introduction: a running bazaar; 2 Hum, I am Sorry. . . Where is the Border?; 3 Smugglers or Traders?; 4 Do you have a Tomato? Scenes of ""Legal"" Corruption; 5 Conclusion; Cited works; 1 If I receive it, it is a gift. If I demand it, then it is a bribe.; 2 Informal payments and the role of the state; 3 Switching moralities. 4 The academic 'moral code'5 'Survival techniques' of hospitals; 6 Concluding remarks; Cited works; 1 Introduction; 2 Informality and (lack of) Welfare; 3 Structure and agency in debates on informality; 4 Chernobyl; 5 Chernobyl Welfare; 6 Food and welfare; 7 Rejecting welfare and embracing place; 8 Conclusion; Cited works; 1 What's So Special about Eating? What All that Food Means; 2 What is Hospitality?; 3 Who is a Guest? Who is a Stranger?; 4 Step I: Entertaining the Host's Belly; 5 Food without Borders: The Dinner; 6 Discovering your Limits: Drinking. 7 Final Reflections on Hospitality, Food and GuestsCited works; 1 Introduction: the role of bazaars in Odessa; 2 On the persistence of informal economic practices in the (post-Soviet) world; 3 The origins of bazaars in Odessa; 4 The morphology and function of bazaars of Odessa; 5 Post-1991 bazaars and their challenges; 6 The transformation of bazaars; 7 The future of bazaars in Odessa; Cited works; 1 Methodological considerations; 2 The context: evolution of language statuses in Ukraine; 3 Domesticating Ukrainian identities; 4 Concluding remarks; Cited works.|
|Series Title:||Soviet and post-Soviet politics and society.|