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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
SHUMILIN
 
First Name:
ALEXANDER
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
The rentier state model in the post-Soviet states
 
Paper Proposal Text :

The rentier state model is rather common for many of the post-Soviet Central Asian countries as well as for Russia itself. This model has the explanatory power in both their domestic politics and foreign policy. The natural gas and oil politics is the main pillar of their foreign policy. As a rule this model serves to support the continuity of the political regimes there - authoritarian ones. In some cases it shapes state-society relations. Five-six years ago the GCC economic model was openly regarded in Russia as acceptable and promising one – Russia’s remaing a special kind of
the rentier state – a country with a huge but degradated industry complex. The rentier state status doesn’t fir with the European-styled mentality and educational level.
 
 
 

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