The informal economy and the informal state in Tatarstan, Russia

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JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
DatePublished - 1 Oct 2000
Issue number9-10
Volume20
Number of pages32
Pages (from-to)5-36
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Presents a unique view of informality within the government of Tatarstan which challenges the notion that these forms can be dismissed as simply corruption. Focuses on interviews with investors and businessmen, showing how informality can be an important factor in the reproduction of elite classes. Limits the article to the unique dynamics of the transition from command economy to free market economy but provides resonance with the experiences of those who have worked in many third-world societies.

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  • Economy, Government, Informal markets, Russia

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