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The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century.

Author: Richard Pomfret
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pomfret, Richard.
Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pomfret
ISBN: 9780691185408 0691185409
OCLC Number: 1063811770
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; List of Images and Table; Preface; Abbreviations; PART I. THE BACKGROUND; 1. Introduction: Reconnecting Central Asia as the Crossroads of Euras; 1.1. Nation Building and Challenges of Transition from Central Planning; 1.2. Outline of the Book; 2. Creating Market-Based Economies; 2.1. Initial Conditions and Choice of Economic Policies; 2.2. Economic Performance in the Decade after Independence; 2.3. Distributional Consequences of Transition; 2.4. The Situation in the Early 2000s; 2.5. The Twenty-First Century; 3. The Role of Natural Resources. 3.1. Is Natural Resource Abundance a Curse?3.2. Oil and Natural Gas; 3.3. Minerals; 3.4. Agriculture and Pastoralism; 3.5. Cotton; 3.6. Hydroelectricity; 3.7. Conclusions; PART II. THE NATIONAL ECONOMIES; 4. Kazakhstan; 4.1. The Dismal 1990s; 4.2. The Boom Years, 1999-2007; 4.3. Agriculture; 4.4. The Social Sectors; 4.5. The 2007-8 Banking Crisis, Resource Nationalism, and Samruk-Kazyna; 4.6. Kazakhstan 2050; 4.7. Conclusions; 5. Uzbekistan; 5.1. The Uzbek Paradox, 1991-96; 5.2. The Reintroduction of Exchange Controls, 1996-2003; 5.3. Economic Reform and Social Unrest. 5.4. Responding to Crisis and Facing New Challenges in 2014-165.5. The Karimov Era in Retrospect; 5.6. Prospects for the Mirziyoyev Era; 6. Turkmenistan; 6.1. The Turkmenistan Economic Model; 6.2. External Relations; 6.3. Economic Performance, 1991-2006; 6.4. Natural Gas: Part One; 6.5. From Turkmenbashi to Berdymuhamedov; 6.6. Natural Gas: Part Two; 6.7. Conclusions; 7. The Kyrgyz Republic; 7.1. Creating a Market Economy; 7.2. Economic Development; 7.3. Kumtor; 7.4. Transit Center Manas; 7.5. Retail Trade and Value Chains; 7.6. Migration and Remittances. 7.7. Economic and Political Developments in 2010 and After7.8. Conclusions; 8. Tajikistan; 8.1. Civil War and Its Aftermath; 8.2. The Economy in the Twenty-First Century; 8.3. Narcotics and Governance; 8.4. Conclusions; PART III. THE EXTERNAL CONTEXT; 9. Regional Problems and Opportunities; 9.1. The Central Asian Countries' Trade Patterns and Policies; 9.2. Regionalism; 9.3. Why Are the Costs of International Trade So High in Central Asia?; 9.4. Water Disputes, Border Clashes, and Security; 9.5. Conclusions; 10. Central Asia in the Wider World; 10.1. Pipeline Politics. 10.2. Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union10.3. China and Central Asia; 10.4. The Rise and Fall of US Interest in Central Asia; 10.5. The EU Looks East; 10.6. Economic Relations with Other Countries; 10.7. Private Foreign Direct Investment; 10.8. Mobile Phone Services; 10.9. Conclusions and Prospects for the Future; 11. Central Asia at the Center of Eurasia: Forging a New Silk Road; 11.1. Landlocked or Land-Linked?; 11.2. Responding to SDGs and COP21; 11.3. Is a Window of Opportunity Opening?; 11.4. At the Center of Eurasia; References; Index.

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