The economic transition in Central Asia: implications for democracy

Glenn, John (2003) The economic transition in Central Asia: implications for democracy. Democratization, 10, (3), 124-147. (doi:10.1080/13510340312331293957).


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Ten years have now passed since the August coup of 1991 heralded the collapse of the Soviet Union. Whilst many of these states have successfully navigated themselves through the processes of democratic transition and consolidation, others have not. Although each of the states within the Central Asia region have held elections so that we can speak of some sort of formal democracy having been established, substantive democracy within these states is either absent or falls short of the mark. This article identifies the obstacles to democratic transition and consolidation arising from current economic circumstances and the leaders' appraisal of the political costs of further democratization.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/13510340312331293957
ISSNs: 1351-0347 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 34593
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:02

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