The book includes the articles and fragments of monographs by Andrei V. Poletayev (1952– 2010). It gives an idea on the breadth of his professional interests and thorough academic studies in each of the many disciplines and areas which he applied to in different periods of his life. A significant part of the work was written together with his frequent co-author Irina M. Savelieva. The texts are grouped into four parts (“Sociologist”, “Historian”, “Economist”, “Researcher of Sciences”), and the principle of their selection pays tribute to the non-standard thinking of the author, the diversity of his achievements and ideas, and his passion for productive professional discussions. The texts were selected and annotated by colleagues of Poletayev and also by representatives of different disciplines and scientific generations.
This book is addressed to all those involved in the contemporary socio-humanities, whether student or academician. A clear, persuasive, extremely informative, yet always dedicated and lively writing of Andrei Poletayev is a rare example of scientific standards today.
This study guide is dedicated to the research of informal economics or the activity of economic agents, which is not regulated by law and contracts, is exempt from taxation and is not reflected in statistics. Both illicit and extralegal economic activities are considered. Accordingly, the course examines both the shadow or criminal economics and the household economics, as well as the economics of inter-family exchange. The course is relevant due to the scale and the socioeconomic consequences of informal economic activity. The lectures consistently familiarize the reader with the international tendencies in development of informal economics, as well as with its Russian peculiarities. Attention is given to the history of problematization of informal economics, its engines of progress, its structural and institutional base and the comparative specifics of its segments. It touches upon such hot topics as corruption and covert relations between power and business.
Intended for all branches of economic, management, and sociological education.
Svetlana Yu. BarsukovaGraduated from Novosibirsk State University, Faculty of Economics. Doctor of Science, Sociology, professor of the State University — Higher School of Economics. Author of more than a 100 scientific papers including “Privatization and Labor Relations: from G eneral and Unitary to Particular and Varied” (1997, in coauthorship with V.I. G erchikov), “Informal Economics: Economical and Sociological Analysis” (2004). A laureate (first degree) of All-Russian prize in the field of analytic journalism named after Nikita Kirichenko (2005).