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Autor: Regine A. Spector
ISBN-13: 9781501712388
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Seiten: 266
Sprache: Englisch
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Order at the Bazaar

Power and Trade in Central Asia
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Order at the Bazaar delves into the role of bazaars in the political economy and development of Central Asia. Bazaars are the economic bedrock for many throughout the region—they are the entrepreneurial hubs of Central Asia. However, they are often regarded as mafia-governed environments that are largely populated by the dispossessed. By immersing herself in the bazaars of Kyrgyzstan, Regine A. Spector learned that some are rather best characterized as islands of order in a chaotic national context. Spector draws on interviews, archival sources, and participant observation to show how traders, landowners, and municipal officials create order in the absence of a coherent government apparatus and bureaucratic state. Merchants have adapted Soviet institutions, including trade unions, and pre-Soviet practices, such as using village elders as the arbiters of disputes, to the urban bazaar by building and asserting their own authority. Spector’s findings have relevance beyond the bazaars and borders of one small country; they teach us how economic development operates when the rule of law is weak.
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List of IllustrationsIntroduction1. Varieties of Order in a New Market Context2. Changing Meanings of Bazaar Trade in Central Asia3. Organizing Collectively at Dordoi Bazaar4. Adapting to Bazaar Ownership through Diplomacy5. Centralizing to Modernize at Osh Bazaar6. Becoming Trading Elders and Local Authorities7. Local Orders in Post-Societ Bazaars and BeyondConclusionAcknowledgmentsResearch AppendixNotesIndex

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Autor: Regine A. Spector
ISBN-13:: 9781501712388
ISBN: 1501712381
Verlag: Cornell University Press
Seiten: 266
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook, 22,86x15,24x cm, 13 b&w halftones