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Russia's economy of favours : blat, networking, and informal exchange

Author: Alena V Ledeneva
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alena V Ledeneva
ISBN: 0521621747 9780521621748 0521627435 9780521627436
OCLC Number: 37331670
Description: xiii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Blat: the unknown phenomenon --
2. Understanding blat --
3. The Soviet order: a view from within --
4. The use of personal networks --
5. Blat as a form of exchange: between gift and commodity --
6. Networking in the post-Soviet period --
Appendix --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, 102.
Responsibility: Alena V. Ledeneva.
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