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The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2

Ledeneva, AV (Ed). (2018) The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2. [Book]. Fringe: Vol.2. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Alena Ledeneva invites you on a voyage of discovery to explore society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. Broadly defined as ‘ways of getting things done’, these invisible yet powerful informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy. Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies. By mapping the grey zones, blurred boundaries, types of ambivalence and contexts of complexity, this book creates the first Global Map of Informality. The accompanying database (www.in-formality.com) is searchable by region, keyword or type of practice, so do explore what works, how, where and why!

Type: Book
Title: The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2
ISBN-13: 9781787351899
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351899
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787351899
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2018 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in the captions, 2018 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Ledeneva, A. (ed.). 2018. The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity, Volume 2. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787351899 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: Informality, Informal practices, Global informality
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041172
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