The Post-Soviet Decline of Central Asia
Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Capital
Routledge – 2002 – 264 pages
Series: Central Asia Research Forum
Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism.
Introduction: Central Asia in Transition - The Capital of Sustainable Development 1. Natural Capital: The Central Asian Human and Natural Environment 2. Human Capital: Health, Education and Science in Central Asia 3. Formal Organizational Capital: Governments and Markets 4. Social Capital: Civil Society and Solidarity 5. International Environmentral Regimes and International Environmentral Law 6. Case Studies: Internationalizing the Central Asian Environment Conclusions: Prospects for Sustainable Development in Central Asia
Eric W. Sievers is currently associated with Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and is an attorney in the Central Asian practice of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. Sievers managed and directed a number of development projects in Central Asia throughout the 1990s. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and a J.D. from Yale.