Institutional change and political continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia : power, perceptions, and pacts /

The establishment of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan presents both a complex set of empirical puzzles and a theoretical challenge. Why did three states with similar cultural, historical, and structural legacies establish such different electoral systems? How did these dist...

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Main Author: Jones Luong, Pauline (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series:Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
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Summary:The establishment of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan presents both a complex set of empirical puzzles and a theoretical challenge. Why did three states with similar cultural, historical, and structural legacies establish such different electoral systems? How did these distinct outcomes result from strikingly similar institutional design processes? Explaining these puzzles requires understanding not only the outcome of institutional design but also the intricacies of the process that led to this outcome. Moreover, the transitional context in which these three states designed new electoral rules necessitates an approach that explicitly links process and outcome in a dynamic setting. This book provides such an approach. Finally, it both builds on the key insights of the dominant approaches to explaining institutional origin and change and transcends these approaches by moving beyond the structure versus agency debate.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (xxi, 320 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN:9780511510199 (ebook)