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Mahalla in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

Urinboyev, Rustamjon LU (2013) In working paper
Abstract
This article examines the validity of international reports and policy analyses on Uzbekistan, and possibly on other Central Asian countries, regarding informal economic practices as a social evil that undermines the legitimacy and efficiency of public policies. The research presented is based on three periods of fieldwork between 2009 and 2012 in rural Fergana, Uzbekistan, and uses the case of mahalla institutions. The results show that informal economic practices are not automatically negative; rather, they may serve as equitable and efficient alternatives to the formal economy when the state fails to secure the basic needs of its citizens.
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  abstract     = {This article examines the validity of international reports and policy analyses on Uzbekistan, and possibly on other Central Asian countries, regarding informal economic practices as a social evil that undermines the legitimacy and efficiency of public policies. The research presented is based on three periods of fieldwork between 2009 and 2012 in rural Fergana, Uzbekistan, and uses the case of mahalla institutions. The results show that informal economic practices are not automatically negative; rather, they may serve as equitable and efficient alternatives to the formal economy when the state fails to secure the basic needs of its citizens.},
  author       = {Urinboyev, Rustamjon},
  keyword      = {informal economy,sociology of law,corruption,Central Asia,Uzbekistan,welfare,state-society relations},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {working paper},
  title        = {Mahalla in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan},
  year         = {2013},
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