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Prague 2010


5th Changing Europe Summer School

Informal Networks, Clientelism and Corruption in Politics, State Administration, Business and Society. Case Studies from Central and Eastern Europe

Prague (Czech Republic) 1 - 7 August 2010

Organised by the Research Centre for East European Studies (University of Bremen) and the Institute of Sociology (Czech Academy of Sciences) with financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation.



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Participants and papers



Akhmedzhanova, Dilorom (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)

Modern Russian homeowners' associations as res publica. The relationship between commonwealth and corruption

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Informal practices in Russia. Some evidence from the business world

Gabor, Tomasz (European University Institute, Italy)

Patterns of inter-organizational collaboration of nonprofits in Central Europe


Guasti, Petra (University of Würzburg, Germany and Institute of Sociology, Czech Republic)

Civil society and the legitimacy of the EU polity. Using network analysis to analyse linkages among actors


Gavriliu, Andreea (University College London, UK)

"Ethno-business". The unexpected consequence of national minority policies in Romania


Hoffmann, Katharina (University of Birmingham, UK)

Informal politics and multilateralism in the post-Soviet space. Ukrainian foreign policy toward the CIS and GUAM


Iorga, Alexandru (Bucharest University, Romania)

Interests, resources and social security. Case study: Danube Delta, Romania


Jacobs, Eelco (Basel University, Switzerland)

Health systems and informal power. An analytical framework for health systems governance in weak states


Klein, Eduard (University of Bremen, Germany)

Academic corruption in Russia


Kopf, Sabrina (University of Vienna, Austria)

Democratization from below. Social networks and the promotion of gender/ethnic equality in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina


Lennhag, Mi (Lund University, Sweden)

Informal economy as rational habit and state criticism - An interview study on path dependence in and perceptions of Ukranian and Belarusian petty corruption


Leontyeva, Elvira (Pacific Ocean University, Russia)

Informal ways of obtaining grades in the modern Russian universities. How daily ties become corruption networks


Nenadovic, Maja (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

If you ignore it, it will (not) go away: exploring how and why the international community turned a blind eye to corruption in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo


Pasynkova, Veronika (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia)

Successor parties and trade unions in the post-communist states. institutionalizing informal relationships


Stankiewicz, Piotr (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Conflict of interest as a research-analytical category


Zanella, Marco (Catholic University of Milan, Italy)

Evaluating the harmonisation of criminal provisions on corruption in the public sector: the focus on Central and Eastern European countries



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