Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Regional integration in Central Asia: A firm-centered view

Libman, Alexander (2008): Regional integration in Central Asia: A firm-centered view.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_10939.pdf

Download (192Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Regional integration remains among the main topics of international discourse in Central Asia, though the progress of international cooperation is very limited. Our aim is to understand the connection between the organization of economic institutions in Central Asia and the regional integration. The existing literature has explored the state level of integration in great detail: varying from rational choice explanations of security dilemma to the studies of social construction of the region in Central Asia. This paper, however, provides a firm-centered perspective on the regional integration. Thus, it first considers how varieties of political economies of Central Asian countries influence the regionalization process in the region through economic networks established by private actors, and how institutions are shaped by regionalization. Second, it considers how political institutions determine the impact of informal networks on formal regional integration initiatives, and looks at the potential effect of formal regionalism on regionalization process in Central Asia.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.