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Eurasian Integration
Challenges of Transcontinental Regionalism
 
 
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15 Dec 2012
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This book examines the major economic and political transitions currently taking place in the Eurasian continent. Libman and Vinokurov provide a detailed account of various aspects of Eurasian integration, looking at both its bright side (trade, investments and joint infrastructure) and dark side (trafficking humans and drugs and the spread of diseases) and linking it to waves of 'Eurasian exchanges' in the past. The authors explore how political reality adapts and shapes the changing networks of economic interconnections and delineate a concept of 'pragmatic Eurasianism' necessary for understanding these linkages and sharply contrasting to the heavily ideological views of Eurasia that often dominate the political and social discussions.


Description

This book examines the major economic and political transitions currently taking place in the Eurasian continent. Libman and Vinokurov provide a detailed account of various aspects of Eurasian integration, looking at both its bright side (trade, investments and joint infrastructure) and dark side (trafficking humans and drugs and the spread of diseases) and linking it to waves of 'Eurasian exchanges' in the past. The authors explore how political reality adapts and shapes the changing networks of economic interconnections and delineate a concept of 'pragmatic Eurasianism' necessary for understanding these linkages and sharply contrasting to the heavily ideological views of Eurasia that often dominate the political and social discussions.


Contents

PART I: THE CONCEPT OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION

The Scope of Eurasian Integration

The Waves of Eurasian Exchange

Top-down and Bottom-up Integration in Eurasia

PART II: EMERGING EURASIAN ECONOMIC LINKAGES

Spaghetti, Noodle and Lapsha: Continental Bias in Trade in Eurasia

Factor Flows in Eurasia: Mutual Investments, Evolving Eurasian Multinationals and Fragmented Labour Markets

PART III: INFRASTRUCTURE OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION

From a trans-European and trans-Asian to a trans-Eurasian vision of Transport Corridors

Borderless Energy: Common Electric Power Markets

Telecommunications Links Across the Continent

PART IV: INTEGRATION THROUGH MUTUAL PROBLEMS

Transborder Ecological Issues on the Continent

'Shadow Integration': Trafficking of Drugs, People and Arms, and the Effects of Microbes and Epidemics

PART V: FORMAL INTERGOVERNMETNAL COOPERATION

Variations Between Political Systems

Integration of Large States

Sub-Regional Aspects of Eurasian Integration

PART VI: NORTHERN AND CENTRAL EURASIA: THE SUCCESSOR OF THE POST-SOVIET AREA

From Post-Soviet to Eurasian Integration

Central Asia at the Crossroads: a Laboratory of Eurasian Integration

Conclusion


Authors

EVGENY VINOKUROV is Director of the Centre for Integration Studies at the Eurasian Development Bank. He has written and edited a number of monographs and papers on economic and political integration, including A Theory of Enclaves and The CIS, the EU and Russia: Challenges of Integration.

ALEXANDER LIBMAN is Assistant Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Researcher at the East China Normal University. Publications have appeared in Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics and Review of International Political Economy.