Conflict, Cleavage, and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Conflict, Cleavage, and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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Edited by two of the world's leading analysts of post communist politics, this book brings together distinguished specialists on the former Soviet states of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Chapters on Kazakhstan, Kyrkyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, provide a systematic analysis of elite politics, factionalism, party and interest group formation, and social and ethnic groupings. Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott provide theoretical and comparative chapters on post communist political development across the region. This book will provide students and scholars with detailed analysis by leading authorities, plus the latest research data on recent political and economic developments in each country.show more

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  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241281
  • 9781139241281

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1. Introduction: perspectives on postcommunist democratization Bruce Parrott; 2. Systemic change and political outcomes Karen Dawisha; Part I. The Caucasus: 3. Political transformations in post-communist Armenia: images and realities Nora Dudwick; 4. Azerbaijan's struggle toward democracy Audrey L. Altstadt; 5. Democratization in Georgia Darrell Slider; Part II. Central Asia: 6. Democratization and the growth of political participation in Kazakhstan Martha Brill Olcott; 7. Kyrgystan: the fate of political liberalization Eugene Huskey; 8. Thwarted democratization in Tajikistan Muriel Atkin; 9. Turkmenistan: the quest for stability and control Michael Ochs; 10. 'Democratization' in Uzbekistan William Fierman; 11. Conclusion Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott.show more

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'Chapters on Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia provide a systematic analysis of elite politics, factionalism, party and interest group formation, and social and ethnic divisions. Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott contribute theoretical and comparative chapters on post-communist political development. This book provides students and scholars with detailed analysis by leading authorities, plus the latest research data on recent political and economic trends in each country.' Transition Studies Reviewshow more

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