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Chronies, economic crime and capitalism in Putin's sistema

Ledeneva, AV; (2012) Chronies, economic crime and capitalism in Putin's sistema. International Affairs , 88 (1) pp. 149-157. 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01062.x. Green open access

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Abstract

The books included in this review article are essential for the understanding of what I call Putin's sistema—the governance model that originated in the Soviet system but has transformed and adapted to global change. Each book tackles, from a different angle, the issues of Russia's transition and suggests ways to describe its political consequences. The books all attempt to identify some underlying logic or organizing force in a Russian society that has emerged through weak institutions. Although I join the authors in their criticisms of the ‘transition paradigm’ and its ‘opening-breakthrough-consolidation of democracy’ formula, transformations of the Soviet sistema seem to resonate with the ‘opening-breakthrough-consolidation of capitalism’. Perestroika can be seen as an ‘opening’ in shaking the foundations of sistema; Yeltsin's era as a ‘breakthrough’; and Putin's regime as the ‘consolidation’ of capitalism but with its distinct characteristics.

Type: Article
Title: Chronies, economic crime and capitalism in Putin's sistema
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01062.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01062.x
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
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/1346414
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