Russia's Economy of Favours: Blat, Networking and Informal Exchange / Edition 1

Russia's Economy of Favours: Blat, Networking and Informal Exchange / Edition 1

by Alena V. Ledeneva
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521627436
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #102
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of 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.

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