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The Resource Property, predation, and protection : piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine, Stanislav Markus

Property, predation, and protection : piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine, Stanislav Markus

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Property, predation, and protection : piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine
Title
Property, predation, and protection
Title remainder
piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine
Statement of responsibility
Stanislav Markus
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What threatens the property rights of business owners? And what makes these rights secure? This book transcends the conventional diagnosis of the issue in modern developing countries by moving beyond expropriation by the state ruler or by petty bureaucratic corruption. It identifies 'agent predation' as a novel threat type, showing it to be particularly widespread and detrimental. The book also questions the orthodox prescription: institutionalized state commitment cannot secure property rights against agent predation. Instead, this volume argues that business actors can hold the predatory state agents accountable through firm-level alliances with foreign actors, labor, and local communities. Beyond securing ownership, such alliances promote rule of law in a rent-seeking society. Taking Russia and Ukraine between 2000 and 2012 as its empirical focus, the book advances these arguments by drawing on more than 150 qualitative interviews with business owners, policy makers, and bureaucrats, as well as an original large-N survey of firms.--
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StDuBDS
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1977-
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Markus, Stanislav
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Privatization
  • Privatization
  • Right of property
  • Right of property
  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
Label
Property, predation, and protection : piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine, Stanislav Markus
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Agent predation and secure ownership -- 3. Not too petty: disorganized threats beyond corruption -- 4. Minibeasts versus sovereign: ownership threats beyond 'the system' -- 5. Commitment dissolved -- 6. Firm stakeholders versus state predators -- 7. Firm stakeholders and rule of law
Control code
FIEb17703979
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107088344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884439946
Label
Property, predation, and protection : piranha capitalism in Russia and Ukraine, Stanislav Markus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Agent predation and secure ownership -- 3. Not too petty: disorganized threats beyond corruption -- 4. Minibeasts versus sovereign: ownership threats beyond 'the system' -- 5. Commitment dissolved -- 6. Firm stakeholders versus state predators -- 7. Firm stakeholders and rule of law
Control code
FIEb17703979
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781107088344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884439946

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