Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Island of Democracy? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Born out of the collapse of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan has been notable for its struggle to develop a pluralist polity and free market, an attempt that distinguishes it from some of its more authoritarian neighbors. This volume introduces students and businessmen to this most attractive of republics, offering an overview of its history, politics, economic development, and place in the international community. In particular, it focuses on the problematic nature of political development, with democratic and pluralist ...
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Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Island of Democracy?

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Overview

Born out of the collapse of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan has been notable for its struggle to develop a pluralist polity and free market, an attempt that distinguishes it from some of its more authoritarian neighbors. This volume introduces students and businessmen to this most attractive of republics, offering an overview of its history, politics, economic development, and place in the international community. In particular, it focuses on the problematic nature of political development, with democratic and pluralist impulses struggling to survive against the dominance of more traditional forms of governance.
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Kyrgyzstan is notable for its struggle to develop a pluralist policy and free market in the wake of the collapse of the USSR. This study introduces students and business people to the country, offering an overview of its history, politics, economic development, and place in the international community. Focuses on the problematic nature of political development, describing democratic and pluralist impulses struggling to survive against the dominance of more traditional forms of governance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134413379
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Series: Postcommunist States and Nations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 107
  • File size: 929 KB

Table of Contents

Chronology
Preface
Map of Kyrgyzstan
1 From Nomads to Citizens: The Genesis of Independent Statehood 1
2 Island of Democracy? The Politics of Independence 23
3 The Switzerland of the East: Economic Reform in Kyrgyzstan 65
4 Kyrgyz Security in a Post-Soviet Era 85
Bibliography 103
Index 105
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