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Corruption in Russia: Classification and Dynamics


  • M. Levin
  • G. Satarov.


The paper analyses Russian corruption as a?specific "industry" of the Russian economy that is in many important respects influenced by the political system. The latter, in turn, is also being transformed due to corruption. The authors introduce and discuss the basic concepts used in the corruption analysis: everyday corruption, business corruption, corruption markets, strategies of bribetakers etc. The authors propose a?comprehensive cultural classification of the types of corruption taking into account its everyday and business aspects, property rights enforcement, vertical and horizontal relations within the power and between power, citizens, and businessmen. In view of the proposed typology corruption dynamics is analyzed, as well as the dynamics of its socio-economic and political conditions in Russia beginning from the pre-revolutionary times and up to the present day. Basing upon the data taken from the mass surveys characteristics of the markets for everyday and business corruption are estimated in dynamics and the causes for the changes in their structure are indicated.

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  • M. Levin & G. Satarov., 2012. "Corruption in Russia: Classification and Dynamics," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 10.
  • Handle: RePEc:nos:voprec:2012-10-1

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    corruption; rent-seeking; corruption market.;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy
    • P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal


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