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

By Kathleen Collins

This ebook is a examine of the function of extended family networks in crucial Asia from the early 20th century via 2004. Exploring the social, fiscal, and ancient roots of clans, and their political function and political transformation within the Soviet and post-Soviet classes, it argues that clans are casual political actors which are serious to knowing politics during this area. The ebook demonstrates that the Soviet method used to be a long way much less profitable in remodeling and controlling relevant Asian society, and in its coverage of removing extended family identities, than has frequently been assumed. in an effort to comprehend primary Asian politics and their economies, students and coverage makers needs to consider the robust position of those casual teams, how they adapt and alter through the years, and the way they could constrain or undermine democratization during this strategic region.

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