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Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

Mariya Y. Omelicheva


In recent years, there has been a regression of democracy and a growing resistance to Western democratization efforts within the governments of Central Asian states. To uncover the sources of the ineffectiveness of these efforts, Democracy in Central Asia focuses on the discursive aspect of democracy promotion abroad. It examines ideas, beliefs, and perspectives advanced by the US, EU, Russia, and China in the three Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, in addition to perspectives on democratization advocated by the governments of these states. The study illuminate ... More

Keywords: Central Asia, democracy, democratization, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, United States, European Union, Russia, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813160689
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariya Y. Omelicheva, author
University of Kansas