Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia by Kathleen Collins PDF

By Kathleen Collins

ISBN-10: 0521114667

ISBN-13: 9780521114660

ISBN-10: 0521839505

ISBN-13: 9780521839501

This e-book is a examine of the function of extended family networks in primary Asia from the early 20th century via 2004. Exploring the social, monetary, and ancient roots of clans, and their political position and political transformation within the Soviet and post-Soviet sessions, it argues that clans are casual political actors which are serious to figuring out politics during this area. The ebook demonstrates that the Soviet process was once a ways much less winning in remodeling and controlling significant Asian society, and in its coverage of removing extended family identities, than has frequently been assumed. for you to comprehend imperative Asian politics and their economies, students and coverage makers needs to have in mind the robust position of those casual teams, how they adapt and alter over the years, and the way they might constrain or undermine democratization during this strategic region.

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