2 October 2000 In the countries of the former Soviet Union, two sets of institutions-the informal one of corruption, and the formal one of democracy and market economy-coexist side by side. Most politicians’ and bureaucrats’ allegiance is first and foremost to the informal structures from which they profit. Trying to eradicate illicit activities with the […]

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