The moral economy of post-socialist capitalism: professionals, rentiers and fraud

Sanghera, Balihar (2016) The moral economy of post-socialist capitalism: professionals, rentiers and fraud. In: Whyte, David and Wiegratz, Jorg, eds. Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud. Routledge, pp. 57-71. ISBN 978-1-138-93037-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter examines the fraudulent nature of professional and financial elites’ practices in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, focusing on a range of actors from doctors and lecturers to bankers and property developers. It explains how neoliberalism can shape their moral judgements about what are legitimate and illegitimate economic practices, and discusses how their practices can produce negative social consequences. The marketisation and financialisation of the economy can normalise economic practices (such as usury and economic rent) that were previously deemed to be illegitimate, fraudulent and harmful.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: neoliberalism, moral economy, rentier, fraud and post-Soviet
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Balihar Sanghera
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 14:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54490 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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