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The Role of Communities in Economic Development : Mahalla in Uzbekistan and Mura in Japan


  • Xivatari, Masato


This paper discusses the role of local communities in economic development from the perspective of a comparative study of two states; Uzbekistan and Japan. First, I describe the basic concepts of local communities in the two countries -mahalla and mura- while noting the similarities between them. Then, I glean some suggestions from Japanese historical experience toward economic development in Uzbekistan.

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  • Xivatari, Masato, 2010. "The Role of Communities in Economic Development : Mahalla in Uzbekistan and Mura in Japan," Discussion paper series. A 222, Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hok:dpaper:222

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