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

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

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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
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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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ledeneva, Alena V.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.P87
LC item number
L43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovič
  • Social networks
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • Friendship
  • Political and social views
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social change
  • Social networks
  • Politisches System
  • Politisches Netzwerk
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russland
Label
Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: modernising sistema -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780521110822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012030784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022471956
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)805544863
  • (OCoLC)ocn805544863
Label
Can Russia modernise? : sistema, power networks and informal governance, Alena V. Ledeneva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: modernising sistema -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780521110822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012030784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022471956
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)805544863
  • (OCoLC)ocn805544863

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