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Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: State Ownership and Rentierism in the Former Soviet Union

A public lecture by PAULINE JONES LUONG, Brown University, Political Science

Pauline Jones Luong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her primary research interests include: institutional origin and change; identity and conflict; and the political economy of market reform. Her empirical work focuses primarily on the former Soviet Union. She has published articles in several leading academic and policy journals, including the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Current History, Europe-Asia Studies, Foreign Affairs, Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, and Resources Policy. Her books include Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts (Cambridge 2002) and The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence (Cornell 2003). Her current book projects include 1) Enriching the State: Resource Wealth, Ownership Structure, and Institutional Capacity and 2) State Strategies, Islamic Radicalism, and International Security.

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