Bribery and Blat in Russia (Innbundet)

Negotiating Reciprocity from the Early Modern Period to the 1990s

Serie: Studies in Russian and East European History and Society 

Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2000
Antall sider: 312
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333736944
Omtale Bribery and Blat in Russia
For several centuries, the Russians have been famous (or notorious) for the number of transactions they conduct through unofficial channels. This book, the first sustained attempt to explain and analyse Russian society's heavy 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 favours). It brings together specialists from a wide range of disciplines (history, literary and cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, politics).

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