Conflict, Cleavage, And Change In Central Asia And The Caucasus by Karen DawishaConflict, Cleavage, And Change In Central Asia And The Caucasus by Karen Dawisha

Conflict, Cleavage, And Change In Central Asia And The Caucasus

EditorKaren Dawisha, Bruce Parrott

Paperback | June 13, 1997

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In this volume, leading specialists provide an analysis of elite politics, factionalism, party and interest group formation, and social and ethnic groupings in Kazakhastan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Title:Conflict, Cleavage, And Change In Central Asia And The CaucasusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:June 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521597315

ISBN - 13:9780521597319


Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

" excellent addition to the body of work already done on the subject.... The book is well balanced, and its individual chapters are of equally high quality. The authors provide an excellent analysis of why the establishment of democratic institutions and the nurturing of the culture of democracy has proven so difficult in Central Asia and the Caucasus, and why both regions are moving toward authoritarianism despite having adopted the outward trappings of democracy, such as legislative and presidential elections." Shireen Hunter, Slavic Review