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Power and Change in Central Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Sally Cummings


168 pages

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This volume offers the first systematic comparison of political change, leadership style and stability in Central Asia. The contributors, all leading international specialists on the region, offer focused case-studies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, comparing how the regimes have further consolidated their power and resisted change.


'Power and Change in Central Asia represents an important contribution to the literature that addresses the issues.' - Asian Affairs

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Contributors 1. Introduction: Power Change in Central Asia 2. Empire's Aftermath: A Comparative Perspective 3. Neopatrimonialism and the Prospects for Democratization in Central Asia 4. Kazakhstan An Uneasy relationship: Power and Authority in the Nazarbaev Regime 5. Kyrgyzstan Akaev and Presidential Leadership 6. Tajikistan A President and his Rivals 7. Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov's Inglorious Isolation 8. Uzbekistan: The Karimov Presidency: Tamerlane Revisited Index

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General