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Author Engvall, Johan,
Title The state as investment market : Kyrgyzstan in comparative perspective / Johan Engvall.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]

Author Engvall, Johan,
Series Central Eurasia in context
Subject Kyrgyzstan -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Post-communism -- Kyrgyzstan.
Political corruption -- Kyrgyzstan.
Bureaucracy -- Corrupt practices -- Kyrgyzstan.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Based on a detailed examination of Kyrgyzstan, Johan Engvall goes well beyond the case of this single country to elaborate a broad theory of economic corruption in developing post-Soviet states regionally--as a rational form of investment market for political elites. He reveals how would-be officials invest in offices to obtain access to income streams associated with those offices. Drawing on extensive fieldwork Engvall details how these systems work and the major implications for political and economic development in the region"-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on the case of Kyrgyzstan, while going well beyond it to elaborate a theory of the developing state that comprehends corruption as not merely criminal, but a type of market based on highly rational decisions made by the powerful individuals within, or connected to, the state"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1. The Framework ; Chapter 2. Market Access: Recruitment to the State; Chapter 3. Why Invest?: Motives for Buying Public Offices ; Chapter 4. How to Make a Return on the Investment ; Chapter 5. Market Stability and Instability ; Chapter 6. The Investment-Market State in Comparative Perspective ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index.
ISBN 9780822981404 (electronic bk.)
0822981408 (electronic bk.)
9780822964131 (paperback)
OCLC # 952541039
Additional Format Print version: 0822964139 9780822964131 (OCoLC)927382948

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