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Legal Cultures and Business Environments in Central Asia

Objective

Over the last two decades, economic relations between the EU and the five post-Soviet Central Asian republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) have evolved around two parallel and contradictory patterns. On the one hand, due to the efforts of the EU, economic relations and inter-dependence have increased and the presence of EU companies in the region has expanded significantly. On the other hand, inconsistent business ethics standards - and the peculiar way in which rule of law is interpreted and applied in the region, also called “the local way of doing business” have hindered and limited the role of foreign companies in the region. Building on recent political developments leading to the opening up of previously closed and inaccessible countries, CENTRAL ASIAN LAW is a research and training programme that aims to promote greater understanding and explanation of the interconnections between legal cultures, local business environments and governance in Central Asia. This will enable the CENTRAL ASIAN LAW team to: 1) produce new empirical knowledge on legal cultures and business ethics in the region; 2) engage with, and challenge, existing theoretical paradigms within socio-legal studies, law, economic and business sciences, Central Asian studies (post-Soviet studies, more generally) and governance scholarship; 3) provide strategic intelligence for business actors interested or already operating in the region; 4) inform international organizations and decision makers in the EU and Central Asia on possible ways to improve the business and investment climate, the rule of law and governance in the region.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/law

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 184 000

Participants (5)

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARMARA UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Goztepe Kampusu Kuyubasi
81040 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
Kazakhstan
Address
Munaitpassov 5
010008 Astana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOSHKENT SHAHRIDAGI XALQARO WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITETI
Uzbekistan
Address
12 Istqbol Str
100047 Tashkent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KHUJAND POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF TAJIK TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF TAJIKISTAN BY ACADEMIC M.C. OSIMI
Tajikistan
Address
Lenin Street 226
735700 Khujand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTING LLC
Kyrgyzstan
Address
147 Moskovska Street Office 1
720000 Bishkek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
O ZBEKISTON RESPUBLIKASI BOSH PROKURATURASI AKADEMIYASI
Uzbekistan
Address
Mahtumkuli Street 59 Building Yashnobod Region
100020 Tashkent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEBIGY KUWWAT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION
Turkmenistan
Address
M Kosayew 2127 23 Jayy 1 Otagy
744000 Asgabat Saheri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)