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Bribery and Blat in Russia: Negotiating Reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s Stephen Lovell

Bribery and Blat in Russia: Negotiating Reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s

Stephen Lovell

Published October 12th 2001
ISBN : 9780312231279
Hardcover
295 pages
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 About the Book 

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 societys reliance on unofficial give-and-take,MoreFor 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 societys 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.