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Economic Crime in Russia

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ISBN13: 9789041197825
ISBN: 9041197826
Published: December 0002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £144.00



This book is distinctive in at least three ways. Firstly, the authors approach economic crime in Russia without its a priori stigmatization as part of the general `criminalization' of the economy. Rather they view it as a generic response to and integral part of the post-Soviet transition, and analyze the role of economic crime in the functioning/subverting of state, market and civil society institutions in the new Russia. Secondly, the book reveals the latent constituents of economic crime -- the customary practices which are so widespread that they become commonly accepted or tolerated in society, but at the same time constitute and nurture an environment for economic crime. Thirdly, it offers clues for solving some of Russia's paradoxes: How do people survive if wages are not paid on time or in full, and even when paid, are still inadequate for basic living standards? If the rule of law does not rule, then what does? What are the rules of the alleged Russian disorder? How is it possible to combat corruption in a society where supposedly no agency or institution is free from it? Most forms of Russian economic crime in the 1990s are examined in this book. The authors demonstrate h

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Contents:
Preface. Notes on the Contributors.
1. Introduction: Economic Crime in the New Russian Economy; A. Ledeneva.
2. Crime in the Context of Transition to a Market Economy; L. Fituni.
3. The Russian Mafia: Economic Penetration at Home and Abroad; M. Galeotti.
4. Organized Violence, Market Building, and State Formation in Post-Communist Russia; V. Volkov.
5. Corruption and Violence in Russian Business in Late 1990s; V. Radaev.
6. The Transformation of the Second Economy into the Informal Economy; M. Kurkchiyan.
7. Pervasive Corruption; F. Varese.
8. Victims or Accomplices? Extortion and Bribery in Eastern Europe; W. Miller, et al.
9. The Embeddedness of Tax Evasion in Russia; E. Busse.
10. `Everyday Crime' at the Workplace: Covert Earning Schemes in Russia's New Commercial Sector; K. Birdsall.
11. Russian Hackers and Virtual Crime; A. Ledeneva.
12. Dirty Business, `Normal Life' and the Dream of Law; C. Humphrey.
13. Large-scale Corruption and Rent-seeking in the Russian Banking Sector; H. Pleines.
14. Illegal Aspects of Transborder Capital Flows from the Former Soviet Union; L. Fituni.
15. Russia: Multiple Financial System and Implications for Economic Crime; V. Chorniy.
16. Money Laundering Control and the Rule of Law in Russia; F. Dahan.
17. The Hyperbola of Russian Crime and the Police Culture; J. Backmann.
18. The Development of Appropriate Responses to Organized Crime in Post-Communist Societies, W. Tupman. Index.