The books reviewed in this article tackle the issues of Russia's transition and suggests ways to describe its political consequences.
Elites and classes in the transformation of state socialism. By David S. Lane. Piscataway, NJ, and London: Transaction. 2011. 222pp. £43.50. isbn 978 1 41284231 0.
Political consequences of crony capitalism inside Russia. By Gulnaz Sharafutdinova. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 2011. 296pp. Index. Pb.: £33.95. isbn 978 0 26804 135 9.
Policing economic crime in Russia: from Soviet planned economy to privatisation. By Gilles Favarel-Garrigues. London: Hurst. 2011. 288pp. Index. £50.00. isbn 978 1 84904 065 5.