Department of Political Science


Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies

Course Tutor

Professor Alena Ledeneva (SSEES)

About this course

A consideration of the relationship between formal institutions and informal practices, with particular focus on the variety of practices widespread in shadow economies. The course will enable students to explain the workings of the Russian economy today, to compare these with the workings of other societies and to analyse the forces shaping the post-Soviet economy.

Further information on this course can be found here.