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Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Hardback)

By Cooley, Alexander A.
By Heathershaw, John

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Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization le...ader with more extensive involvement in economics, politics, and security dynamics beyond its borders than any other world region. Yet Central Asia's international activities are mostly hidden from view, with disturbing implications for world security. Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia's supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored.
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ISBN 9780300208443
Released AU 15 Feb 2017
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300208443
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Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Feb 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cooley, Alexander A.
By Heathershaw, John
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Political Structure & Processes
Political Economy
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 958.0431
Weight 703g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Asia, Central - Politics and government - 1991-, Political corruption - Asia, Central, Power (Social sciences) - Asia, Central, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics, HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade