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

Author: Alena V Ledeneva
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, 102
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView 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: 230671984
Description: XIII, 235 S. : ill.
Contents: List of cartoons; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 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; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, 102
Responsibility: Alena V. Ledeneva.
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