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And thank you all very much for your help in collecting references on the
Here is the list of references that were sent to me.
Alena Ledeneva "The subversion of democracy in Russia: an informal practice
perspective" in Harter, S. and Easter, G. (eds.) 'Shaping the Economic Space
in Russia'. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2000
Alena Ledeneva 'Economic Crime in Russia'. Kluwer Law International, 2000.
Co-edited with M. Kurkchiyan.
Alena Ledeneva 'Bribery and Blat in Russia'. Macmillan, 2000. Co-edited with
S. Lovell and A. Rogatchevsii.
Alena Ledeneva, Gerald Easter's and others' articles in Klaus Segbers (ed.)
'Explaining Post-Soviet Patchworks, Volume 2. Pathways form the past to the
global.' Ashgate 2001 - see also the two other volumes of the series)
Alena Ledeneva. 'Russia's Economy of Favours: Blat, Networking and Informal
Exchange'. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Barry Wellman's and Endre Sik's article in 'Networks in the global village'
(Westview Press, 1999)
Beate Volker & Henk Flap, The Liability of Weak ties in Communist
societies. The Case of the Former GDR. Rationality and Society 2001, 13 (4)
Beate Volker. 1995. Should auld acquaintances be forgot...? The Institutions
of Communism, the Transition to Capitalism and Personal Networks: the Case
of the GDR. Thela Thesis Publisher Amsterdam
Bian, Yanjie. 1997. "Bringing Strong Ties Back In: Indirect Ties, Bridges,
and Job Search in China." American Sociological Review 62:366-385.
Clarke, Simon. 1999. The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia. Cheltenham,
UK, Narthampton MA, USA: Edward Elgar.
Guseva Alya and Akos Rona-Tas. 2001. 'Managing Uncertainty in Russian and
American Credit Card Markets.' American Sociological Review 66(5):623-646.
Kleit, Rachel Garshick. 2002. Job Search Strategies and Networks in
Scattered-Site Public Housing. Housing Studies 17(1):83-100.
Lisa Keister on organizational ties -- on organizational networks during
the Chinese transition.
Lonkila, Markku (1997): 'Informal Exchange Relations in Post-Soviet Russia:
A Comparative Perspective'. Sociological Research Online, vol. 2, no. 2.
Lonkila, Markku (1999): Social Networks in Post-Soviet Russia. Continuity
and Change in the Everyday Life of St. Petersburg Teachers Helsinki:Kikimora
Lonkila, Markku: 'Russia: A Society of Networks?' In Markku Kangaspuro (ed.)
Russia: More different than most. Helsinki: Kikimora publications, 2000.
Mark Granovetter. 1995. "Getting a Job," which includes an afterword w/an
extensive bibliography current to the mid-1990s.
Mizruchi, Mark S. and Linda Brewster Stearns. 2001. "Getting Deals Done: The
Use of Social Networks in Bank Decision-Making." American Sociological
Tamara Hareven's work on Amoskeag takes a historical look at the use of
personal networks for job search in the context of chain migration for
Canadian mill-workers in New England.
Yakubovich, Valeri, Richard Rose etc. prior to 2000.
Yakubovich, Valery B. and Irina Kozina. 2000. 'The Changing Significance of
Ties.' International Sociology 15(3): 479-500.
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