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.
McCann, L. (2000), "The informal economy and the informal state in Tatarstan, Russia", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 9/10, pp. 5-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789214Download as .RIS
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