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Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia, Collins, Kathleen
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Author Name:    Collins, Kathleen

Title:   Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521114667 / 9780521114660

Seller ID:   ING9780521114660

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Exploring the varied roots of clans, and their political role and transformation during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, this volume argues that clans are informal political actors critical to understanding regional politics. It demonstrates that the Soviet system was far less successful in transforming and controlling Central Asian society by eradicating clan identities, than has often been assumed. Clans actually influenced and constrained the regime's political trajectory increasingly, during the later Soviet and post-Soviet periods, and made liberalizing political and economic reforms very difficult.



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