The state as investment market: corruption and the state
Johan Engvall, PhD student
Bennich-Björkman, Li, Professor
Cornell, Svante, Docent
Hedin, Astrid, Docent
2005 - 2011
What type of state has emerged in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, and what kind of theoretical framework must we develop to understand its behavior and performance? This study argues that the logic of political and bureaucratic organization follows that of an investment market in which public offices are purchased with the expectation of yielding a favorable return. This theory represents a novel perspective on the post-communist state which has hitherto either been premised on modernization theory or emphasized a robustly personalistic logic of political organization.
Johan Engvall, "The State as Investment Market: An Analytical Framework for Interpreting Politics and Bureaucracy in Kyrgyzstan", Uppsala: Department of Government, Uppsala University , 2011. , 271 s.