The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced enormous challenges when the Soviet Union disintegrated, and this book focuses on the reforms of the institutional environment that have been largely neglected.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores key aspects of institution building as well as economic and political governance in Central Asia. Contributors from a variety of disciplines, such as economics, political economy, political science, sociology, law, and ethnology, investigate the challenges of institutional transition in a non-democratic region. The book discusses how the lack of effective institution building as well as rule enforcement in the economic and political realms represents one of the key weaknesses and drawbacks of transition, and goes on to look at how crafting market institutions will be of utmost importance in the years ahead.
Making an important contribution to understanding of political-economic developments in Central Asia, this book is of interest to students and scholars of political economy, comparative economics, development studies and Central Asian studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|16 pages
part Part II|133 pages
Country- specific investigations
chapter 2|22 pages
Market reform and institutional change in kazakhstan and uzbekistan
chapter 7|23 pages
The institutional persistence of patrimonialism in the kyrgyz republic
part Part III|60 pages
Governance and institutions
chapter 10|25 pages
Analysing bottlenecks for institutional development in central asia1
part Part IV|62 pages
External actors and international structures