Russia as a Network State: What Works in Russia When State Institutions Do Not?

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorVadim Kononenko, Arkady Moshes

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Discusses the ambiguous nature of the state in Russia, focusing on elite networks and their role in policy processes. This book examines the paradoxical dualism of state institutions and ruling networks, providing answers as to why some decisions are not implemented, and why the state exists despite the systemic inefficiency of its institutions.

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Discusses the ambiguous nature of the state in Russia, focusing on elite networks and their role in policy processes. This book examines the paradoxical dualism of state institutions and ruling networks, providing answers as to why some decisions are not implemented, and why the state exists despite the systemic inefficiency of its ins...

VADIM KONONENKO is a Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. He was educated at St Petersburg State University and London School of Economics. His research interests include Russia's foreign policy and relations with the EU. He is a member of St Antony's College of the University of Oxford where he is conduc...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.83 × 5.72 × 0.76 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249647

ISBN - 13:9780230249646

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Table of Contents

Introduction; V.Kononenko
The Formation of Russia's Network Directorate; O.Kryshtanovskaya& S.White
Can Medvedev Change Sistema? Informal Networks and Public Administration in Russia; A.Ledeneva
Crooked Hierarchy and Reshuffled Networks: Reforming Russia's Dysfunctional Military Machine; P.Baev
Who's running Russia's regions?; N.Petrov
Networks, Cronies and Business Plans: Business-State Relations in Russia; P.Hanson 
The Russian Network State as a Great Power; S.Ortmann
Conclusions; V.Kononenko