State erosion lawrence p markowitz draws on his extensive fieldwork in tajikistan and uzbekistan to advance a theory of state failure focused on unlootable resources rent seeking and unruly elites. State failure is a central challenge to international peace and security in the post cold war era it has emerged with alarming frequency in contemporary weak states contributing to a rise in civil wars insurgency and terrorist attacks. State erosion unlootable resources and unruly elites in central asia in this book additional information state erosion unlootable resources and unruly elites in central asia by lawrence p markowitz which constructed one of the largest state security apparatuses in post soviet eurasia to advance a theory of state failure focused on . Despite entering the international scene as independent actors in the early 1990s the central asian republics of the former soviet union remain an under researched geographical area which still needs to be discovered by the international academic community the five republics of central asia . For this purpose the author focuses on systemic elements such as unlootable resources state intervention patronage rent seeking and unruly elites using two central asian cases to illustrate the argument
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