Informal Economy in the Mirror of Ideologies 39

Informal Economy in the Mirror of Ideologies 39

Barsukova S.Yu.,

Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics,

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2003.04.04

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Barsukova S.Yu. Informal Economy in the Mirror of Ideologies 39 . – Polis. Political Studies. 2003. No. 4. P. 39-49. (In Russ.).


On the basis of relevant world literature analyzed, the author characterizes ideological attitudes of researchers of informal economy (within which two blocks are distinguished: shadow economy and domestic one). As is demonstrated in the article, orthodox liberals regard the "informals" as agents of the "invisible hand" of the market; to the mind of socially oriented liberals, the "informals" are indicators of the balance of economic and social demands; conservatives qualify the "shadowers" as breakers of social conventions; finally, in the eyes of socialist theoreticians, the said elements are enemies of society regulation on planned lines.


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