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The Resource Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia, Eric McGlinchey

Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia, Eric McGlinchey

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Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia
Title
Chaos, violence, dynasty
Title remainder
politics and Islam in Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Eric McGlinchey
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Language
eng
Summary
In the post-Soviet era, democracy has made little progress in Central Asia. In Chaos, Violence, Dynasty, Eric McGlinchey presents a compelling comparative study of the divergent political courses taken by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan in the wake of Soviet rule. McGlinchey examines economics, religion, political legacies, foreign investment, and the ethnicity of these countries to evaluate the relative success of political structures in each nation. McGlinchey explains the impact of Soviet policy on the region, from Lenin to Gorbachev. Ruling from a distance, a minimally invasive system of patronage proved the most successful over time, but planted the seeds for current "neo-patrimonial" governments. The level of direct Soviet involvement during perestroika was the major determinant in the stability of ensuing governments. Soviet manipulations of the politics of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in the late 1980s solidified the role of elites, while in Kyrgyzstan the Soviets looked away as leadership crumbled during the ethnic riots of 1990. Today, Kyrgyzstan is the poorest and most politically unstable country in the region, thanks to a small, corrupt, and fractured political elite. In Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov maintains power through the brutal suppression of disaffected Muslims, who are nevertheless rising in numbers and influence. In Kazakhstan, a political machine fueled by oil wealth and patronage underlies the greatest economic equity in the region, and far less political violence. McGlinchey's timely study calls for a more realistic and flexible view of the successful aspects of authoritarian systems in the region that will be needed if there is to be any potential benefit from foreign engagement with the nations of Central Asia, and similar political systems globally
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P@U
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1973-
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McGlinchey, Eric Max
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Central Eurasia in context
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  • Asia, Central
  • Comparative government
  • Islam and state
  • Islam and politics
  • Democracy
  • Authoritarianism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Authoritarianism
  • Comparative government
  • Democracy
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Politics and government
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central -- Politics and government
  • Comparative government -- Case studies
  • Islam and politics -- Asia, Central
  • Islam and state -- Asia, Central
Label
Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia, Eric McGlinchey
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Publication
Copyright
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- A post-transitions research agenda for the study of authoritarianism -- The Soviet origins of post-Soviet autocratic variation -- Kyrgyz chaos -- Uzbek violence -- Kazakh dynasty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn868216504
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822977476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt5nh07f
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868216504
Label
Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia, Eric McGlinchey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- A post-transitions research agenda for the study of authoritarianism -- The Soviet origins of post-Soviet autocratic variation -- Kyrgyz chaos -- Uzbek violence -- Kazakh dynasty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn868216504
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822977476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5nh07f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868216504

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