Transformation of corruption forms in Post-Soviet Russia

TERRA ECONOMICUS, , Vol. 12 (no. 1),
p. 73-79

In the article, we draw a distinguish between two forms of corruption, market corruption and network corruption. Market corruption is the use of public office for personal gain, when every firm or individual who pays a bribe receives public services. Network corruption means the use of public office for personal gain, when only those firms or individuals who are in kinship, friendship or business relationships may receive public services. We conclude that the transformation process from market corruption to network corruption took place in Russia between 2000 and 2010. Time frames and causes of the shift are analyzed in the article.

Keywords: corruption; «blat»; cronyism; entrepreneurship

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Publisher: Southern Federal University
Founder: Southern Federal University
ISSN: 2073-6606