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Globalizing Central Asia : geopolitics and the challenges of economic development / Marlène Laruelle and Sébastien Peyrouse.

Author/Creator:
Laruelle, Marlène.
Publication:
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Economic development -- Asia, Central.
Geopolitics -- Asia, Central.
Asia, Central -- Foreign economic relations.
Globalization -- Asia, Central.
Contents:
Introduction
"Great games" and "small games" : the strategies and outcomes of external actors
Russia in Central Asia : old patterns, new challenges
China : the newcomer that made a difference
The United States : the too distant, but unavoidable partner
The European Union : soft power or realpolitik?
Middle Eastern and Gulf countries seeking a role in Central Asia
Central Asia looking east : the search for Asian dynamism
The regional market : economic weaknesses and political blockades
Facing globalization : strengths and weaknesses of Central Asia's economies
The weight of the soil : the agriculture sector
Hydrocarbons : at the core of Central Asia's international strategies
Mineral wealth : export strategies versus state sovereignty
A driver of development : the electricity sector
Overcoming landlockedness : the transport challenge
A structurally weakened industrial base
The future of the services sector
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
About the authors.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Peyrouse, Sébastien.
ISBN:
9780765635044 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0765635046 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780765635051 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0765635054 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
782252349
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