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The Ambivalence of Power in the Twenty-First Century Economy: Cases from Russia and Beyond
edited by Vadim Radaev and Zoya Kotelnikova
University College London, 2022
Paper: 978-1-80008-269-4 | Cloth: 978-1-80008-270-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
An interdisciplinary perspective on the use and abuse of power in political economy.

This book explores the ambivalent nature of power as wielded in economic practices from an empirical perspective. It offers a collection of country-based cases and critically assesses the existing conceptions of power from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Analyzing power at the macro, meso, and micro levels allows the volume to highlight the complexity of political economy in the twenty-first century. Each chapter addresses key elements of a given political economy (from the ambivalence of the cases of former communist countries that do not conform with the grand narratives about democracy and markets to the dual utility of new technologies such as face-recognition), thus providing mounting evidence for the centrality of understanding ambivalence in the analysis of power.
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