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Logic of Clan Politics in Central Asia regime transformation from the Soviet to the post-Soviet Era by Kathleen Collins

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Asia, Central,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Asia, Central.

Subjects:

  • Clans -- Asia, Central.,
  • Asia, Central -- Social conditions -- 1917-1991.,
  • Asia, Central -- Social conditions -- 1991-,
  • Asia, Central -- Politics and government -- 1991-,
  • Soviet Union -- Relations -- Asia, Central.,
  • Asia, Central -- Relations -- Soviet Union.,
  • Asia, Central -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKathleen Collins.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN487.7.C55 C65 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3301185M
ISBN 100521839505
LC Control Number2004030862

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Her, rather ambitious, aim is to formulate a general theory of clan politics since there are still clan-based societies in other regions of the world. Collins’s book is a significant contribution to a growing literature on the role of clans in Central Asia.[1]. The Clan as Political Actor and Identity Clan identity must be examined along several dimensions: how strongly its features are present in rural Central Asia, whether and how it has survived the post-Soviet transition, and how it relates to ethnonationality and Islam. Due to space constraints. Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia Kathleen Collins 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. An overview of the book was published as “The Logic of Clan Politics: Evidence from the Central Asian Trajectories,” World Politics, vol. 56, no. 2 (January ). Parts of Chapter 2 of my dissertation and Chapter 1 of this book were published as “Clans, Pacts, and Politics in Central Asia,” Journal of Democracy, vol. 13, no. 3 (July.

In this volume Collins explores the influence of clan politics on regime transi- tion in Central Asia. Clan politics is viewed as ‘profoundly impacting both the nature and direction of regime transition and the potential for regime viability during and after the transition’ (p. 21). This book is a study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through Exploring the social, economic, and historical roots of clans, and their political role and political transformation in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, it argues that clans are informal political actors that are critical to understanding politics in this region.   Author of Sojourner Truth, Jesse James, Marquis De Lafayette, Music Math, Clan politics and regime transition in Central Asia The Logic of Clan Politics in Central Asia by Kathleen Collins. First published in , Biography & Autobiography - General, Children's Books/Ages Biography, Juvenile Nonfiction, Spanish.   - Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia - Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State - by Kathleen Collins Excerpt. I An Introduction to Political Development and Transition in Central Asia. In , I had the opportunity Price: $