The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence / Edition 1

The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence / Edition 1

by Pauline Jones Luong
     
 

With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Communist Party leaders in Central Asia were faced with the daunting task of building states where they previously had not existed — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan...See more details below

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With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Communist Party leaders in Central Asia were faced with the daunting task of building states where they previously had not existed — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801488429
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction
Politics in the Periphery: Competing Views of Central Asia States and Societies1
Pt. 1The Retreat of the State: Women and the Social Sphere
1Between Women and the State: Mahalla Committees and Social Welfare in Uzbekistan29
2Women, Marriage, and the Nation-State: The Rise of Nonconsensual Bride Kidnapping in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan59
Pt. 2Linking State and Society: Culture and Language
3Cultural Elites in Uzbekistan: Ideological Production and the State93
4A Shrinking Reach of the State? Language Policy and Implementation in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan120
Pt. 3The State Against Itself: Central-Regional Relations
5The Limits of Centralization: Regional Challenges in Uzbekistan159
6Economic "Decentralization" in Kazakhstan: Causes and Consequences182
Pt. 4Redefining the State: Internal and External Forces
7The Civic Realm in Kyrgyzstan: Soviet Economic Legacies and Activists' Expectations213
8Beyond the State: Transnational Actors, NGOs, and Environmental Protection in Central Asia246
Conclusion: Central Asia's Contribution to Theories of the State271
List of Foreign Words283
Bibliography287
Contributors315
Index317

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