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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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The Continuity of Change: Old Formulas and New Institutions
  • Explaining Institutional Design in Transitional States: Beyond Structure Versus Agency
  • Sources of Continuity: the Soviet Legacy in Central Asia
  • Sources of Change: the Transitional Context in Central Asia
  • Establishing an Electoral System in Kyrgyzstan: Rise of the Regions
  • Establishing an Electoral System in Uzbekistan: Revenge of the Center
  • Establishing an Electoral System in Kazakhstan: the Center's Rise and the Regions' Revenge
  • Institutional Change Through Continuity: Shifting Power and Prospects for Democracy
  • Career Patterns of Regional Leaders in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia.