UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality

15 February 2018

Global Informality

The Global Encyclopaedia of Informalityedited by Professor Alena Ledeneva, explores society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. By mapping the grey zones, blurred boundaries, types of ambivalence and contexts of complexity, this book creates the first Global Map of Informality. The accompanying database is searchable by region, keyword or type of practice, so do explore what works, how, where and why! Entries on informal practices are from the five continents and these are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies. You can now download the publication for free here and listen to 'The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality: Book Launch', organised by the FRINGE Centre, UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity.