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Beyond the Great Game: the international political economy of Uzbekistan's relations with major powers

Madiyev, Oybek (2018) Beyond the Great Game: the international political economy of Uzbekistan's relations with major powers. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.67151) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67151)

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This research aims to explore why Russia and China have been more successful in establishing economic cooperation with post-Soviet Uzbekistan than the Western major powers. It will be based on the following key interrelated questions: Why do Russia and China win this so called 'New Great Game'? What is the role of Russia's attempt to reclaim its 'Great Power' status since 2000 and President Putin's attempt to build and expand the Eurasian Economic Union? What were the Chinese competitive strategies that shifted its attention towards Uzbekistan? What is the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China's expanding trade relations with Uzbekistan? How do domestic politics, economics, and culture, formed historically, contribute to shaping Uzbekistan's international engagement? How can we conceptualise Uzbekistan's own post-Soviet foreign economic policy and its decision-making? To address these questions, the research will examine the role of the state and globalisation in Critical International Political Economy (CIPE), utilising mainly a neo-Gramscian approach, and analyse the interaction of various domestic and international factors. Based on these analyses I will show why Uzbekistan has sought to forge a lasting cooperation with the major powers like China and Russia rather than with the West.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Pabst, Adrian
Thesis advisor: Sakwa, Richard
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.67151
Additional information: The author of this thesis has requested that it be held under closed access. We are sorry but we will not be able to give you access or pass on any requests for access. 22/11/2021
Uncontrolled keywords: International Relations, Critical International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, Energy policy, FDI and economic policy of the major powers such as China, Russia, the US, Japan and the EU in Central Asia
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 09:48 UTC
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Madiyev, Oybek.

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