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The local communities in non-Western countries approach international institutions often as passive subjects that need to be educated by means of experts and reorganize according to Western socio-economic models (Hobart 1993). Such an approach leads to the fact that many development agencies often overlooked and disregarded their own forms of social activities for local communities and their concept of self-organization. In this article we focus on the process of change in contemporary Mongolia, bottom-up, and on their own, distinctive ideas and practices of the Mongols, in terms of initiating and ensure development. Refer to the research conducted in the administrative district (Simon) Bulgan, located on the southern slopes of the Altai. Since 2012, we conducted field research in today Torgutů. Mainly we focus on the post-economic activity in Bulgan, including collective management of assets (Empson 2014), and new types of business associated with cross-border trade. The study discusses the informal networks of entrepreneurs and their way of building mutually related business relationships. In this context, we analyze the activity group "Torgon Nutag Club", a group founded torgutských entrepreneurs who in her hometown initiated and organized a number of social and cultural events and various celebrations. Most of the club members live in Ulaanbaatar - the so-called "Torgutském city" can be considered one of the main intellectual centers torgutské activity. Particular importance is the fact that Torguti this way not only creates a spontaneous and genuine social organizations but also individual style spiritually beneficial activities. Thus encourage constituents common destiny, wealth, prosperity, stamina, and strength.



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