The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

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The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

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Most books on the Caucasus and Central Asia are country-by-country studies. This book, on the other hand, fills a gap in Central Eurasian studies as one of the few comparative case study books on Central Eurasia, covering both the Caucasus and Central Asia; it considers key themes right across the two regions highlighting both political change and continuity. Comparative case study chapters, written by regional experts from a variety of methodological backgrounds, provide historical context, and evaluate Soviet political legacies and emerging policy outcomes. Key topics include: the varied types and sources of authoritarianism; political opposition and protest politics; predetermined outcomes of post-Soviet economic choices; social and stability impacts of natural resource wealth; variations in educational reform; international norm influence on gender policy and the power of human rights activists. Overall, the book provides a thorough, up-to-date overview of what is increasingly becoming a significant area of concern.

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9780415368131

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Routledge

Disciplines

Comparative Politics | International and Area Studies | Political Science

Department

Environmental Studies

The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

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