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By David Henig, Nicolette Makovicky

A quantity at the economics of favours and the way they functionality as socially efficacious activities in post-socialist areas together with imperative, japanese, and south japanese Europe; the previous Soviet Union; Mongolia; and post-Maoist China.

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Economies of favour after socialism

A quantity at the economics of favours and the way they functionality as socially efficacious activities in post-socialist areas together with vital, japanese, and south japanese Europe; the previous Soviet Union; Mongolia; and post-Maoist China. summary: A quantity at the economics of favours and the way they functionality as socially efficacious activities in post-socialist areas together with primary, japanese, and south japanese Europe; the previous Soviet Union; Mongolia; and post-Maoist China

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20 2 The Ambivalence of Favour Paradoxes of Russia’s Economy of Favours Alena Ledeneva My ‘discovery’ of economies of favours began with a study of blat—the use of personal networks for getting things done in Soviet Russia (Ledeneva 1998). In this chapter, I used the term ‘economy’ in Polanyi’s sense (1944), to point out the embeddedness of blat in society. The ‘economy of favours’ referred not only to the circulation of favours—favours of access to the centrally distributed goods, services, and privileges—but also to the sociability of blat channels—friends and friends of friends routinely used for tackling shortages and problems.

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