Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom: Domestic Elites and Policy-making by Andreas HeinrichChallenges of the Caspian Resource Boom: Domestic Elites and Policy-making by Andreas Heinrich

Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom: Domestic Elites and Policy-making

byAndreas Heinrich, Heiko Pleines

Hardcover | August 30, 2012

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A re-conceptualisation of the widely-held concept of the 'resource curse', which contends that resource booms inevitably lead to numerous political, social and economic problems. This book counters that these problems are by no means inevitable, but are rather the direct result of specific policy choices made by actors within particular regimes.
Andreas Heinrich is a researcher at the Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen, Germany. His research focuses on energy relations in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.Heiko Pleines is head of the department of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies and lecturer in compa...
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Title:Challenges of the Caspian Resource Boom: Domestic Elites and Policy-makingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.03 inPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230301193

ISBN - 13:9780230301191

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Table of Contents

Introduction; A.Heinrich PART I: THEORIES AND CONCEPTS The Rentier State; T.Richter The 'Slippery Slopes' Theory; I.Overland Neopatrimonialism: Concept or Metaphor? G.Erdmann Patron-Client Relations; A.Heinemann-Gruder PART II: PATTERNS OF ELITE INTERACTION AND POLICY-MAKING IN THE ENERGY SECTOR Political Elites in Kazakhstan; T.Umbetalieva & D.Satpaev Kinship and the State in Kazakhstan's Political Economy; E.Schatz The Role of the Oil Elite in Policy-Making in Kazakhstan; J.Kusznir Political Elites in Azerbaijan; F.Guliyev The Role of the Oil Elite in Policy-Making in Azerbaijan; H.Meissner Politics and the Energy Sector in Turkmenistan; M.Denison PART III: REGULATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INVESTMENT Foreign Direct Investors and National Politics; B.Brauer Regulating Property and Exploitation Rights of Natural Resources; C.Nygaard National Oil Companies and the State; H.Kjaernet The Role of Corruption in the Governance of the Oil and Gas Industry; H.Pleines PART IV: SPENDING THE PETRO DOLLARS The National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Y.Kalyuzhnova Managing the State Oil Fund in Azerbaijan; K.Aslanli Providing Welfare in post-Soviet Rentier States; A.Franke Conclusion; A.Heinrich & H.Pleines