Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia by Kathleen Collins

By Kathleen Collins

This ebook is a learn of the function of extended family networks in imperative Asia from the early 20th century via 2004. Exploring the social, financial, and old roots of clans, and their political function and political transformation within the Soviet and post-Soviet sessions, it argues that clans are casual political actors which are severe to figuring out politics during this area. The e-book demonstrates that the Soviet method was once a long way much less profitable in reworking and controlling crucial Asian society, and in its coverage of removing extended family identities, than has frequently been assumed. so that it will comprehend important Asian politics and their economies, students and coverage makers needs to bear in mind the robust function of those casual teams, how they adapt and alter through the years, and the way they might constrain or undermine democratization during this strategic region.

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