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T03


The study examines the Central Asian regionalism and contemporary positive trends of strengthened inter-governmental cooperation following the leadership change in four countries. 
Convenor:
Firdavs Kobilov (University of Glasgow)
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Format:
Roundtable
Theme:
Political Science, International Relations, and Law

Abstract:

Considering that a significant number of studies have already been conducted on regionalism in Central Asia, the author offers this essay as a small contribution toward describing the interdependence of Central Asian states from a new perspective by offering a new notion - "complicated interdependence". This logic is derived from Keohane and Nye's complex interdependence concept that explained the economic integration processes of the Western liberal democratic states. Consequently, there is a gap in the academic literature regarding the studies on interdependence and its effect on integration processes in the Central Asian countries that are commonly regarded as not liberal democratic states. The study points out that the inter-state interdependence within the Central Asian region has specific and unique features that might explain the past two decades unsuccessful integration efforts and contemporary positive trends of strengthened inter-governmental cooperation following the leadership change in four countries.

Keywords: Central Asian, complicated interdependence, regionalism, regional cooperation.