Mahalla in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

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Mahalla in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan. / Urinboyev, Rustamjon.

I: working paper, 2013.

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T1 - Mahalla in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

AU - Urinboyev, Rustamjon

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This article examines the validity of international reports and policy analyses on Uzbekistan, and possibly on other Central Asian countries, regarding informal economic practices as a social evil that undermines the legitimacy and efficiency of public policies. The research presented is based on three periods of fieldwork between 2009 and 2012 in rural Fergana, Uzbekistan, and uses the case of mahalla institutions. The results show that informal economic practices are not automatically negative; rather, they may serve as equitable and efficient alternatives to the formal economy when the state fails to secure the basic needs of its citizens.

AB - This article examines the validity of international reports and policy analyses on Uzbekistan, and possibly on other Central Asian countries, regarding informal economic practices as a social evil that undermines the legitimacy and efficiency of public policies. The research presented is based on three periods of fieldwork between 2009 and 2012 in rural Fergana, Uzbekistan, and uses the case of mahalla institutions. The results show that informal economic practices are not automatically negative; rather, they may serve as equitable and efficient alternatives to the formal economy when the state fails to secure the basic needs of its citizens.

KW - informal economy

KW - sociology of law

KW - corruption

KW - Central Asia

KW - Uzbekistan

KW - welfare

KW - state-society relations

M3 - Article

JO - working paper

JF - working paper

ER -