The following definitions are taken from the glossary of The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, a two-part book that emerged as part of an ongoing research project by University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Committed to the study of the “world’s open secrets, unwritten rules, and hidden practices,” the project is the first of its kind to seriously investigate the informal ways in which people make things happen.

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