Over a decade after national independence, it is apparent that the contrasting development strategies adopted by the five new governments of Central Asia have led to significantly different outcomes. This well-written and timely book analyses how the development strategies of these countries have affected their transition from communist governance.
1. Markets and Politics 2. Post-Communist Policy Choice 3. Kazakhstan and Globalization 4. Kyrgyzstan on the Reform Path 5. Civil War and Reconstruction in Tajikistan 6. Petro-Dollars and 'Positive Neutrality' in Turkmenistan 7. Neo-Mercantilism and the 'Uzbek Path' 8. Structural Stability and Political Liberalisation