Johan Engvall

Non-resident Senior Fellow



Johan Engvall is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center. Engvall is also a Researcher at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs. His expertise is in state building, political economy, corruption and organized crime, with a particular focus on Central Asia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Government from Uppsala University, as well as a degree in Political Science from Stockholm University.

Selected Publications

9780822964131Johan Engvall, The State as an Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. See also podcast on book at Sean's Russia blog, November 2016.

Johan Engvall, "The State as Investment Market: A Framework for Interpreting the Post-Soviet State in Eurasia", Governance, 2014. (in press)

Johan Engvall, Gosudarstvo kak investitsionnyi rynok. Osmyslenie korruptsii v Kyrgyzstane. Bishkek: Altyn Print, 2013. 2nd edition 2014.

Johan Engvall, "Why are Public Offices Sold in Kyrgyzstan?", Post-Soviet Affairs,vol. 30 no. 1, 2014.

Johan Engvall, Against the Grain: How Georgia Fought Corruption and What It Means, Silk Road Paper, September 2012. 

Johan Engvall, The State as an Investment Market: An Analytical Framework for Interpreting Politics and Bureaucracy in Kyrgyzstan, Uppsala University, 2011.

Johan Engvall, Flirting with State Failure: Power and Politics in Kyrgyzstan since Independence, Silk Road Paper, July 2011. 

Johan Engvall, "Kyrgyzstan: Anatomy of a State", Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 54, No. 4, July/August 2007, pp. 33-45 


Publications in Silkroad Database