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The regulation of land relations in Dagestan: the socio-economic roots of "traditionalization"


  • Kazenin, Konstantin

    () (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))


This article discusses the reasons for the partial revival in the North Caucasus in the post-Soviet era formal regulation of land relations, based on the norms of religious and customary law. Based on field research conducted by the author in Dagestan, the article shows that this process can not be explained simply by the desire of the population "return to tradition", and has a tough economic motivation. The findings of the field research data on "traditionalization" are analyzed in the article as part of the institutional theory.

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  • Kazenin, Konstantin, 2015. "The regulation of land relations in Dagestan: the socio-economic roots of "traditionalization"," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 113-133.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:1534

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    institutional economics; institutional changes; informal institutions; land relations; the North Caucasus;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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