Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces

Practices, Institutions and Networks

  • Jeremy Morris
  • Abel Polese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. 1

    1. Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris
      Pages 1-21
  3. Thinking Informality and Development Writ Large and Small

  4. Retheorizing Informality: Power, Culture, Kinship and History

  5. Informal Public Sectors and Welfare: State Intervention or Withdrawal?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Liubove Murauskiene, Wim Groot
      Pages 195-224
  6. Conclusion

    1. Jeremy Morris, Abel Polese
      Pages 294-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 300-302

About this book


Informed by in-depth case studies focusing on a wide spectrum of micro and macro post-socialist realities, this book demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of informality and suggests that it is a widely diffused phenomenon, used at all levels of a society and by both winners and losers of post-socialist transition.


Informal economies informality postsocialism anthropology sociology Caucasus Eastern Europe former USSR corruption health sector bribe China democratization development Import Institution nature production service socialism transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Morris
    • 1
  • Abel Polese
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Dublin City UniversityIreland
  3. 3.Tallinn UniversityEstonia

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