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

Hardcover | August 30, 2012

byAndreas Heinrich, Heiko Pleines

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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.

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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 particula...

DR 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.DR HEIKO PLEINES is head of the department of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies and lecturer i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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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; J.Kusznir

Political Elites in Azerbaijan; F.Guliyev

The Role of the il 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