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dc.contributor.authorFumagalli, Matteo
dc.identifier.citationFumagalli , M 2015 ' The Kumtor gold mine and the rise of resource nationalism in Kyrgyzstan ' Central Asia Economic Paper Series , no. 16 , George Washington University, Central Asia Program , Washington DC . < >en
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dc.description.abstractKyrgyzstan’s mining sector has become the battleground on which a number of players, namely the government, the opposition, local communities, and transnational corporations, defend their interests. No other site illustrates this point more than the country’s most prized asset, namely the gold mine at Kumtor, located some 350 kilometers south-east of the capital city of Bishkek. Kumtor is the country’s main source of hard currency, a vital contributor to the country’s GDP, and the single largest private employer. Since 1997, when production started, Kumtor has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in the small Central Asian republic’s socio-economic and political life.
dc.publisherGeorge Washington University, Central Asia Program
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCentral Asia Economic Paper Seriesen
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dc.subjectMining sectoren
dc.subjectResource nationalismen
dc.subjectSocial contentionen
dc.subjectCentral Asiaen
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.titleThe Kumtor gold mine and the rise of resource nationalism in Kyrgyzstanen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen

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