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The Resource Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva, (electronic book)

Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva, (electronic book)

Label
Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance
Title
Can Russia modernise?
Title remainder
sistema, power networks and informal governance
Statement of responsibility
Alena V. Ledeneva
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this original, bottom-up account of the evolution of contemporary Russia, Alena Ledeneva seeks to reveal and decode how informal power operates. Concentrating on Vladimir Putin's system of governance - referred to as sistema - she identifies four key types of networks: his inner circle, useful friends, core contacts and more diffuse ties and connections. These networks serve sistema but also serve themselves. Reliance on networks enables leaders to mobilise and to control, yet they also lock politicians, bureaucrats and businesses into informal deals, mediated interests and personalised loyalty. This is the 'modernisation trap of informality': one cannot use the potential of informal networks without triggering their negative long-term consequences for institutional development. Ledeneva's perspective on informal power is based on in-depth interviews with sistema insiders and enhanced by evidence of its workings brought to light in court cases, enabling her to draw broad conclusions about the prospects for Russia's political institutions"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ledeneva, Alena V.
Dewey number
303.30947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.P87
LC item number
L43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social networks
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Label
Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- 1. What is sistema? -- 2. Putin's sistema : svoi on the top -- 3. The inner workings of sistema : from blat to otkat -- 4. Sistema's material culture : from vertushka to vertu -- 5. "Telephone justice" in the global age : from commands to signals -- 6. "Werewolves in epaulets" : from doublethink to doubledeed -- 7. From dealership to leadership : sistema and informal governance -- Conclusion
Control code
EBC1113015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 314 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107306004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1113015
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1113015
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10659324
  • (CaONFJC)MIL458876
  • (OCoLC)828302552
Label
Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- 1. What is sistema? -- 2. Putin's sistema : svoi on the top -- 3. The inner workings of sistema : from blat to otkat -- 4. Sistema's material culture : from vertushka to vertu -- 5. "Telephone justice" in the global age : from commands to signals -- 6. "Werewolves in epaulets" : from doublethink to doubledeed -- 7. From dealership to leadership : sistema and informal governance -- Conclusion
Control code
EBC1113015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 314 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107306004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1113015
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1113015
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10659324
  • (CaONFJC)MIL458876
  • (OCoLC)828302552

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