By David Henig, Nicolette Makovicky

ISBN-10: 0191767123

ISBN-13: 9780191767128

ISBN-10: 0199687412

ISBN-13: 9780199687411

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

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Such elusiveness of blat made it pervasive, yet difficult for data collection. 25 Alena Ledeneva Data on favours are context-bound; there is no final interpretation of favour. Rather, there is a range of interpretations dependent on whether one is a giver or receiver, participant or observer, whether a favour is already given or reciprocated, whether the relationship between parties exists before and continues after, and so on. In other words, it is not possible to grasp the complexity of favour by matters of underlying reciprocity; the relationship (with its constraints and opportunities) has to be brought into it.

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