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Ledeneva, Alena V. 1964-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 3,902 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: JN6695.A55, 306.30947
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alena V Ledeneva
How Russia really works : the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business by Alena V Ledeneva( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Soviet era, blat—the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures—was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism. The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. In How Russia Really Works, Alena V. Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the 1990s—from the hiring of firms to create negative publicity about one's competitors, to inventing novel schemes of tax evasion and engaging in "alternative" techniques of contract and law enforcement.Ledeneva discovers ingenuity, wit, and vigor in these activities and argues that they simultaneously support and subvert formal institutions. They enable corporations, the media, politicians, and businessmen to operate in the post-Soviet labyrinth of legal and practical constraints but consistently undermine the spirit, if not the letter, of the law. The "know-how" Ledeneva describes in this book continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia
The global encyclopaedia of informality : understanding social and cultural complexity by Anna L Bailey( )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's economy of favours : blat, networking, and informal exchange by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this original, bottom-up account of the evolution of contemporary Russia, Alena Ledeneva seeks to reveal and decode how informal power operates. Concentrating on Vladimir Putin's system of governance - referred to as sistema - she identifies four key types of networks: his inner circle, useful friends, core contacts and more diffuse ties and connections. These networks serve sistema but also serve themselves. Reliance on networks enables leaders to mobilise and to control, yet they also lock politicians, bureaucrats and businesses into informal deals, mediated interests and personalised loyalty. This is the 'modernisation trap of informality': one cannot use the potential of informal networks without triggering their negative long-term consequences for institutional development. Ledeneva's perspective on informal power is based on in-depth interviews with sistema insiders and enhanced by evidence of its workings brought to light in court cases, enabling her to draw broad conclusions about the prospects for Russia's political institutions"--
Bribery and blat in Russia : negotiating reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For several centuries, the Russians have been famous for the number of transactions they conduct through unofficial channels. This book, the first sustained attempt to explain and analyze Russian society`s reliance on unofficial "give-and-take," focuses especially on two key practices: bribery (the use of public office for private gain) and blat (the informal exchange of favors). It brings together specialists from a wide range of disciplines
Economic crime in Russia( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global encyclopaedia of informality : understanding social and cultural complexitynVolume 1( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwritten rules : how Russia really works by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global encyclopaedia of informality( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The global encyclopaedia of informality( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovations in corruption studies( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a selection of papers from the international seminar series on innovations in corruption studies in Europe and beyond held by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London between October 2015 and March 2016
Language as an instrument of power in the works of Pierre Bourdieu by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal institutions and informal networks in Russia : a study of blat by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambiguity of social networks in post-communist contexts( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barter in post-Soviet societies: what does it look like and why does it matter? by Alena V Ledeneva( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal practices in changing societies : comparing Chinese guanxi and Russian blat( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic crime in Russia( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and corruption in Russia, 2000 - 2004( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three views on modernisation and the rule of law in Russia by Christopher Granville( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Encyclopaedia of Informality by Alena V Ledeneva( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Russia's economy of favours : blat, networking, and informal exchange
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Alternative Names
Alena Ledeneva Brits sociologe

Alena Ledeneva professeure de science politique et sociale à l’Université de Londres

Alena Ledeneva russische Politikwissenschaftlerin

Alena V. Ledeneva britská socioložka

Alena V. Ledeneva sociologă britanică

Aliona Ledeniova politóloga rusa

Aljona Ledenjowa russische Politikwissenschaftlerin

Ledeneva, A. 1964-

Ledeneva, A. V. 1964-

Ledeneva, Alena.

Ledeneva, Alena 1964-

Ledeneva, Alena V.

Ledeneva, Alena Valer'evna.

Ledeneva, Alena Valer'jevna 1964-

Алена Валер'еўна Ледзянёва

Леденёва, Алёна Валерьевна

Олена В. Леденьова

Ալյոնա Լեդենևան

레데네바, 알레나 1964-

레데네바, 알레나 V. 1964-

阿列娜 莱德妮娃 英国的社会科学家

Languages
English (103)