Studying the Soviet legacy in central Asia
Central Asia has inherited a legacy of both positive (health clinics and schools) and negative (environmental pollution and decaying factories) elements from the former Soviet Union. However, legacies related to politics, institutions and intellectual life remain less visible. Even though the new republics intended to fight the physical legacies of the Soviet era, their approach to economic development, welfare and governance was largely determined by their past. The EU-funded BuildingTomorrow project will study the level of influence exercised by central Asian economists, activists, specialists and government officials who went to work in international development institutions. It will reveal how international development transformed post-independence central Asia and how encounters with these countries transformed models of international development.
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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