Central Asia Since Independence / Edition 1

Central Asia Since Independence / Edition 1

by Shireen T. Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275955397

ISBN-13: 9780275955397

Pub. Date: 06/30/1996

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

When the Soviet Union officially ended in December 1991 and was replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States, the five Central Asian republics—Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—also became independent. This study examines the course of nationalist, ethnic, and pro-independence movements in the Central Asian region

Overview

When the Soviet Union officially ended in December 1991 and was replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States, the five Central Asian republics—Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—also became independent. This study examines the course of nationalist, ethnic, and pro-independence movements in the Central Asian region since 1991, as well as the geopolitical situation surrounding and involving these new states. Because of differences in size, ethnic composition, historical and cultural characteristics, resource base, and geographical location, these countries' patterns of evolution during the post-independence period have varied greatly. Nevertheless, during the last few years, certain basic common patterns have emerged, both in the political and economic development of the Central Asian states and in their external relations. These patterns and developments are analyzed here by a noted expert in Eurasian studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275955397
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Series:
Washington Papers Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Summary

Introduction

Internal Dynamics: Challenge and Reform

Central Asia: Historical, Ethnic, Cultural, and Geopolitical Context

Political Ideology and Institution-Building

Central Asian Political Systems

Economic Revitalization and Reform

External Relations

Intra-Central Asian Relations

Intra-CIS Relations

Central Asia and Its Neighbors

Central Asia and the West

Notes

Index

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