Contents: Preface. 1. Disintegration and reintegration in Central Asia: dynamics and prospects/Boris Rumer. 2. Transnational corporations in Central Asia/Oksana Reznikova. 3. Economic development in the states of Central Asia/Stanislav Zhukov. 4. Uzbekistan: a national path to the market/Rustam Dosumov. 5. Kyrgyzstan: economic crisis and transition strategy/Turar Koichuev. 6. Kazakhstan: problems and prospects of reform and development/Arystan Esentugelov. 7. An alternative perspective on the economic development of Kazakhstan/Boris Rumer and Erik Asanbaev. 8. The experiences of transitional economies in East Asia: implications for Central Asia/Yasutami Shimomura. 9. Afterword/Boris Rumer. Select bibliography. Index.
"The economic, political, and geopolitical future of Central Asia has been the subject of much speculation since the region emerged from under the Soviet banner. This book offers systematic, informed analysis of the most important issues and choices facing the region. " (jacket)