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Can Russia Modernise

Author : Alena V. Ledeneva
ISBN : 9780521110822
Genre : Political Science
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A political ethnography of the inner workings of Putin's sistema, contributing to our understanding Russia's prospects for future modernisation.

Russia S Economy Of Favours

Author : Alena V. Ledeneva
ISBN : 0521627435
Genre : Business & Economics
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The word blat refers to the system of informal contacts and personal networks which was used to obtain goods and services under the rationing which characterised Soviet Russia. Alena Ledeneva's book is the first to analyse blat in all its historical, socio-economic and cultural aspects, and to explore its implications for post-Soviet society. In a socialist distribution system which resulted in constant shortages, blat developed into an 'economy of favours' which shadowed an overcontrolling centre and represented the reaction of ordinary people to the social constraints they faced. In social and economic terms, blat exchanges became vital to the population, and to the functioning of the Soviet system. The book shows that the nature of the economic and political changes in contemporary Russia cannot be properly understood without attention to the powerful legacy of the blat economy.

How Capitalism Was Built

Author : Anders Aslund
ISBN : 9781107026544
Genre : Business & Economics
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Anders Aslund is known to make bold predictions that initially arouse controversy but soon become common wisdom. In Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform (1989), he foresaw the collapse of the Soviet political and economic system. After Russia's financial crisis of 1998, observers declared the market economic experiment a failure, Aslund foresaw market economic success (Building Capitalism, 2002). In How Capitalism Was Built, 2nd Edition, he asks - and answers for the twenty-one countries he investigates: • Why did communism collapse? • Why did Russia not choose gradual reforms like China did? • Wherein lies the relative success of postcommunist transformation? • How did the oligarchs arise and decline vis-à-vis authoritarian leaders? Anyone who wants to understand the often confusing postcommunist dramas and obtain an early insight into the future will find this intellectually stimulating book useful. This edition includes updates to each chapter and new chapters on the impact of the global financial crisis and the European Union.

How Russia Really Works

Author : Alena V. Ledeneva
ISBN : 0801473527
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the 1990s.

Mr Putin

Author : Fiona Hill
ISBN : 9780815723769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Two experts dissect the personality of top Russian political figure Vladamir Putin, delineating the different faces he wears depending on the situation with which he is confronted.

Wheel Of Fortune

Author : Thane Gustafson
ISBN : 9780674068018
Genre : History
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The world’s largest exporter of oil is facing mounting problems that could send shock waves through every major economy. Gustafson provides an authoritative account of the Russian oil industry from the last years of communism to its uncertain future. The stakes extend beyond global energy security to include the threat of a destabilized Russia.

Building Business In Post Communist Russia Eastern Europe And Eurasia

Author : Dinissa Duvanova
ISBN : 9781107030169
Genre : Law
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Prior to 1989, the communist countries of Eastern Europe and the USSR lacked genuine employer and industry associations. After the collapse of communism, industry associations mushroomed throughout the region. Duvanova argues that abusive regulatory regimes discourage the formation of business associations and poor regulatory enforcement tends to encourage associational membership growth. Academic research often treats special interest groups as vehicles of protectionism and non-productive collusion. This book challenges this perspective with evidence of market-friendly activities by industry associations and their benign influence on patterns of public governance. Careful analysis of cross-national quantitative data spanning more than 25 countries, and qualitative examination of business associations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Croatia, shows that postcommunist business associations function as substitutes for state and private mechanisms of economic governance. These arguments and empirical findings put the long-standing issues of economic regulations, public goods and collective action in a new theoretical perspective.

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