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Bribery and blat in Russia: negotiating reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s

Citation

Lovell, Stephen; Ledeneva, Alena V.; & RogachevskiÄ­, A.B. (2000). Bribery and blat in Russia: negotiating reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s. London: St. Martin's Press, in Association with School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.

Abstract

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.

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http://books.google.com/books/about/Bribery_and_Blat_in_Russia.html?id=Kv9qQgAACAAJ

Reference Type

Book

Year Published

2000

Author(s)

Lovell, Stephen
Ledeneva, Alena V.
RogachevskiÄ­, A.B.