(A descriptive analysis of the fundamental issues involved...)
A descriptive analysis of the fundamental issues involved in the economy of Soviet Central Asia, this study examines economic plans - including Gorbachev's proposed economic reforms - and considers the problems of carrying them out in what is the agricultural heartland of the USSR. The study does not attempt to provide an exhaustive, or definitive analysis of the Central Asian economy and its problems. It aims to deal with those issues that seem most important and peculiar to that region.
(The economic, political, and international profile of Cen...)
The economic, political, and international profile of Central Asia has been the subject of much speculation since the region emerged from under the Soviet banner. This book offers systematic, informed analysis of developments in the newest of emerging market regions by a team of international experts, including leading in-country specialists. After an astute survey of political regimes by Umirserik Kasenov, Boris Rumer and Stanislav Zhukov present a comprehensive analysis of economic development and integrated issues. In the final four chapters, focused attention is devoted to foreign investment and trade questions and the most critical challenges confronting the two largest states, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
(Central Asia's new states have been buffeted by financial...)
Central Asia's new states have been buffeted by financial ill winds from East Asia and Russia and by Islamic revolutionary movements from the south. In the context of widespread and deepening impoverishment, endemic corruption, gaping inequalities, and external pressures to undertake difficult reforms, economic crisis threatens to expand into profoundly destabilizing social and political crises as well.This volume analyzes the geopolitical and macroeconomic situation of Central Asia, local policy responses to the current crisis, and alternative scenarios for the foreseeable future. It devotes particular attention to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Beyond the immediate case, the book focuses on policy measures and institutional improvements that could most directly impact the capacity of economies in the region to adapt to the globalization process.
(The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within an...)
The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within and without. The political elites - virtually unchanged despite the transition to independent statehood - battle radical Islamic movements and other oppositional threats that are continuously fueled by economic instability, corruption, environmental deterioration, and the collapse of social services. This survey of political, economic, and social development in Central Asia offers geopolitical context, unparalleled coverage, and analytical depth to our understanding of a region that appears to be rapidly spiraling into crisis.
Rumer graduated from Moscow State University with a Master of Arts degree in 1961 and obtained his doctorate from Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1968.
Rumer started his career working as Head of the Department of Economics and Investment at the National Institute of the Construction Industry in Moscow in 1964. He had held that position for 13 years until he went to the United States. Nowadays he works as a research associate and fellow at the Russian Research Center of Harvard University.
Rumer also worked as an adjunct professor at Industrial Executive Training Institute in Moscow from 1970 till 1977 and was a consultant to U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency.
(A descriptive analysis of the fundamental issues involved...)1989
(The economic, political, and international profile of Cen...)1998
(Central Asia's new states have been buffeted by financial...)2000
(The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within an...)2002
(Book by Rumer, Boris Z.)1985
Rumer is married and has one son.