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Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces

Practices, Institutions and Networks

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. 1

    1. Introduction

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. Formal Crutches for Broken Sociality

      • Aet Annist
      Pages 95-113
  4. Informal Public Sectors and Welfare: State Intervention or Withdrawal?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
    2. Informal Payments for Healthcare Services in Lithuania and Ukraine

      • Tetiana Stepurko, Milena Pavlova, Irena Gryga, Liubove Murauskiene, Wim Groot
      Pages 195-224
  5. Conclusion

    1. Conclusion

      • Jeremy Morris, Abel Polese
      Pages 294-299
  6. 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.

Keywords

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

Reviews

“The book gives an excellent overview on the issues of informality in post-Soviet countries. It provides a broad perspective of the main aspects concerning informality in society, emphasising, but not limiting itself to economics. It is easy to read … . The book may be recommended not only to scholars, but also to policy makers, practitioners and anyone who is interested in the post-Soviet region.” (Ilona Baumane-Vītoliņa, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 69 (1), 2017)

“This book presents a compelling and valuable analysis of informal practices in the post-socialist space. … This book will be of interest to researchers seeking to understand the ways in which informal practices are experienced and become embedded in everyday practices.” (Thomas O’Brien, Global Crome, Vol. 13 (3), September, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Birmingham, UK

    Jeremy Morris

  • Dublin City University, Ireland

    Abel Polese

  • Tallinn University, Estonia

    Abel Polese

About the editors

Colin C Williams, Sheffield University Management School, UK Dr Olga Onoschenko, Sheffield University Management School, UK Huseyn Aliyev, Independent Scholar Ida Harboe Knudsen, Aarhus University, Denmark Aet Annist, Tallinn University, Estonia and University of Tartu, Estonia Anna Danielsson, University of Tübingen, Germany Karla Koutkova, Central European University, Hungary Tanya Chavdarova, Sofia University, Bulgaria Christian Giordano, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Tetiana Stepurko, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Irena Gryga National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine Liubove Muraskiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania Wim Groot, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Thom Davies, Independent Scholar Jingqing Yang, University of Technology, Sydney Dr Liam O'Shea, Independent Scholar

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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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