Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Oil, Gas, and Modernization

Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Oil, Gas, and Modernization

By: Otar Marganiya (author), Vladimir Gel'man (author), Andrey Zaostrovtsev (contributor), Nikolay Dobronravin (contributor), Dmitry Travin (contributor), Andrey Scherbak (contributor)Paperback

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Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Oil, Gas, and Modernization is an in-depth analysis on the impact of oil and gas abundance on political, economic, and social developments of Russia and other post-Soviet states and nations (such as Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan). The chapters of the book systematically examine various effects of 'resource curse' in different arenas such as state building, regime changes, rule of law, property rights, policy-making, interest representation, and international relations in theoretical, historical, and comparative perspectives.

About Author

Vladimir Gel'man is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St.Petersburg. Otar Marganiya is president of the Center for Modernization Studies at the European University at St. Petersburg, Chair of the Department of Economics of St. Petersburg State University, and an advisor to the minister of finance of the Russian Federation.


Chapter 1. Introduction: Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia Chapter 2. Resource Curse: Rethinking the Soviet Experience Chapter 3. The Impact of the "Oil Shock" on the Post-Soviet Regime Changes Chapter 4. Oil Boom: Is It Devastating to the Property Rights and the Rule of Law? Chapter 5. The Logic of Crony Capitalism: Big Oil, Big Politics, and Big Business in Russia Chapter 6. Oil Boom and Government Finance in Russia: Stabilization Fund and Its Fate Chapter 7. Oil, Gas, Transit, and Boundaries: Problems of "Transport Curse" Chapter 8. Oil, Gas, and Modernization of Global South: African Lessons for Post-Soviet States Chapter 9. Conclusion: Oil, Gas, Russia and 2008-2009 Economic Crisis

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739143742
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 226
  • ID: 9780739143742
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0739143743

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