Informality in Ukraine and beyond: one name, different flavours...with a cheer for the Global Encyclopaedia of Informality
By Abel Polese, Dublin City University, Ireland
In the essay, Abel Polese proposes a framework for classifying informal practices according to the context within which they are set: informal governance, shadow economy, informal payments and policy-making.
By Giulio Benedetti, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL
The essay engages with Douglas North's idea of open- and limited-access societies and through a comparison of internal dynamics in elite groups developed through the dirt book and kompromat practices, challenges North's proposition.