Based on the case of Kyrgyzstan, while going well beyond it to elaborate a theory of the developing state that comprehends corruption as not merely criminal, but a type of market based on highly rational decisions made by the powerful individuals within, or connected to, the state.
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Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. The Framework Chapter 2. Market Access: Recruitment to the State Chapter 3. Why Invest?: Motives for Buying Public Offices Chapter 4. How to Make a Return on the Investment Chapter 5. Market Stability and Instability Chapter 6. The Investment-Market State in Comparative Perspective Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index