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

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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.

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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
About the Author
Summary
Introduction
Pt. IInternal Dynamics: Challenge and Reform1
1Central Asia: Historical, Ethnic, Cultural, and Geopolitical Context3
2Political Ideology and Institution-Building20
3Central Asian Political Systems40
4Economic Revitalization and Reform66
Pt. IIExternal Relations89
5Intra-Central Asian Relations91
6Intra-CIS Relations107
7Central Asia and Its Neighbors124
8Central Asia and the West151
Conclusions and Future Outlook165
Appendix171
Notes183
Selected Bibliography205
Index211

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