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Holding-Together Regionalism: Twenty Years of Post-Soviet Integration
 
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Holding-Together Regionalism: Twenty Years of Post-Soviet Integration
 
 
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27 Sep 2012
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Libman and Vinokurov discuss the evolution of post-Soviet regional integration as a prominent case of 'holding-together regionalism' - integration of countries originally belonging to a single political entity. They provide a detailed account of the economic, political and social aspects of the interaction of post-Soviet countries, studying both formal regionalism and informal linkages between companies and individuals. The book pays particular attention to the political economy of this process, assessing both the reasons for the ineffectiveness of post-Soviet regionalism until recently and the driving forces of its persistence. It investigates migration flows, mutual trade and investments, as well as interaction in key sectors of infrastructure, such as telecommunications, transportation, agriculture and power utilities.


Description

Libman and Vinokurov discuss the evolution of post-Soviet regional integration as a prominent case of 'holding-together regionalism' - integration of countries originally belonging to a single political entity. They provide a detailed account of the economic, political and social aspects of the interaction of post-Soviet countries, studying both formal regionalism and informal linkages between companies and individuals. The book pays particular attention to the political economy of this process, assessing both the reasons for the ineffectiveness of post-Soviet regionalism until recently and the driving forces of its persistence. It investigates migration flows, mutual trade and investments, as well as interaction in key sectors of infrastructure, such as telecommunications, transportation, agriculture and power utilities.


Contents

PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS
Searching for Holding-Together Regionalism
The Dynamics of Holding-Together Regionalism
PART II: POST-SOVIET INTEGRATION
Institutional Integration: 20 years of Post-Soviet History
Economic Actors and Regionalization
Convergence and Divergence of Economic and Social Development
The Political Economy of Post-Soviet Integration
Sub-National Actors in Post-Soviet Integration
PART III: KEY AREAS
Holding Together of Falling Apart: Results of the Gravity Equation of CIS Trade
Cross-Border Investment: General Trends through the 2000s
Financial Markets and the Banking Sector
Trans-Eurasian Transport Corridors
Towards a CIS Common Electric Power Market
CIS Telecommunications Sector: the Rise of the Multinationals
Agriculture in the CIS: Departing from the Soviet Past
Labour Migration
PART IV: AN INTERTWINED REGION
The Foreign Policies of Russia and Kazakhstan: Post-Soviet Regionalism and Power Balance
Post-Soviet Space, Central Asia and Eurasia
Issues for the Next Decade
Conclusion


Authors

Alexander Libman is Assistant Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany, Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Researcher at the East China Normal University. His principal publications have appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics and Review of International Political Economy.

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 (2007) and The CIS, the EU and Russia: Challenges of Integration (2007).