The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus : Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges Hardback
Most books on the Caucasus and Central Asia are country-by-country studies.
This book, on the other hand, fills a gap in Central Eurasian studies as one of the few comparative case study books on Central Eurasia, covering both the Caucasus and Central Asia; it considers key themes right across the two regions highlighting both political change and continuity. Comparative case study chapters, written by regional experts from a variety of methodological backgrounds, provide historical context, and evaluate Soviet political legacies and emerging policy outcomes.
Key topics include: the varied types and sources of authoritarianism; political opposition and protest politics; predetermined outcomes of post-Soviet economic choices; social and stability impacts of natural resource wealth; variations in educational reform; international norm influence on gender policy and the power of human rights activists. Overall, the book provides a thorough, up-to-date overview of what is increasingly becoming a significant area of concern.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 27 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/06/2009
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9780415368131