In this work, Ledeneva offers the reader an elaboration and extension of the work done in her prior book, “Russia’s Economy of Favors.” In, “How Russia Really. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post‐Soviet Politics and Business by Alena V. Ledeneva:How Russia Really Works: The Informal.

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How Russia Really Works, The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business

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How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business

She is the author of Russia’s Economy of Favours: The “know-how” Ledeneva describes in this book continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Following up her previous study of Soviet Russia’s underground economy of favors, Ledeneva tracks the disconcerting speed with which the system of “blat” transformed through cash into a vast network of “piar” PR–good, incriminating and howw blackmail via “kompromat”fraudulent accounting practices, personal links of influence krugovaia porukatabloid newspapers, melodramatic lawyers and legions of undermeployed ex-KGB agents for hire.

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Ledeneva has not only observed Russia’s transition at first hand but is lereneva a resourceful researcher.

How Russia Really Works

Published October 26th by Cornell University Press. 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.

Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the s–from the hiring of firms to create negative publicity about one’s competitors, wirks inventing novel schemes of tax evasion rusia engaging in “alternative” techniques of contract and law enforcement. In How Russia Really Works she manages to prise open the cover over the secret world a little more to peer at the scurrying life beneath.

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Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the jow 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. Be the first to ask a question about How Russia Really Works.

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Appendixes Appendix 1 Pravda versus Istina. The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices. The “know-how” Ledeneva describes in this book continues to operate today and is crucial to understanding contemporary Russia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sustaining the Ties of Joint Responsibility.

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Publisher Cornell University Press.