Cultures of Informality and Networks of Power in Post-Soviet Non-democracies



This chapter explores regional variation in the interplay between formal and informal institutions in post-Soviet non-democracies. It analyzes the relations between different forms of differentiation and shows how networks of clientelism can influence formal structures and become parasites of functional differentiation. Attention is given to differences between the presentation of state systems and the way in which societies are actually organized and functioning.


Functional Differentiation Power Structure Formal Rule Authoritarian Regime Informal Network 
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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