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The rebirth of Uzbekistan : politics, economy and society in the post-Soviet era /
Resul Yalcin ; with a foreword by Bogdan Szajkowski.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, c2002.
description
x, 349 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0863722814
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imprint
Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, c2002.
isbn
0863722814
catalogue key
4668314
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Born in Turkey and educated in England, Dr Resul Yalcin, an Uzbek-speaking scholar, spent a year in Uzbekistan carrying out field research on the country's social, political and economic life. He has two MA degrees and a Ph.D. in International Relations, and is currently Visiting Researcher at the London School of Economics
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-03-01:
This work does not present a specific argument or hypothesis about the emergence of independent Uzbekistan. Rather, it is a broad study of the main institutions, issues, and policies of the country, a reference source for anyone seeking basic or detailed information. Among the topics covered are the incomplete transition to democracy, "marketization" and privatization, and the development of a post-Soviet Uzbek ethnic and national identity. Of particular interest is the chapter on Uzbekistan's foreign policy, as the country has emerged as a major regional player in Central Asia. But again, one looks for a stronger analytical thread that might bind the chapters, and indeed the entire work, together. As such, the book is excellent for anyone who is seeking comprehensive information on the country. It will, however, disappoint those searching for a causal narrative that might draw the reader toward a set of hypotheses or conclusions. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Researchers and faculty. P. O'Neil University of Puget Sound
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Summaries
Main Description
Invaded by the Persians under Darius I, the Macedonians under Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the eighth century and the Moguls in the thirteenth, Uzbekistan evolved into a richly-textured country that came to dominate Central Asia until its annexation by Russia in the nineteenth century. Apart from giving an account of its history and culture, this book examines the country's development since the break-up of the Soviet Union, its social, political and economic orientation in the modern world, and its role as a bridge between East and West, North and South. In the political field, the author investigates the present system of government and the democratic institutions that have been put in place. In the economic field, he discusses Uzbekistan's path to economic reform and its macroeconomic stabilization strategy, and explains the country's failure to espouse the Western model of economic reform. As for the social setting, Dr. Yalcin provides a detailed account of the ethnic minorities living alongside Uzbekistan's Muslim majority, and analyzes inter-ethnic relations. The diversity of information on this increasingly important and little-known country makes this an authoritative work for those with an interest in the modernization taking place not only in Uzbekistan, but in Central Asia as a whole.
Main Description
Invaded by the Persians under Darius I, the Macedonians under Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the eighth century and the Moguls in the thirteenth, Uzbekistan evolved into a richly-textured country that came to dominate Central Asia until its annexation by Russia in the nineteenth century. Apart from giving an account of its history and culture, this book examines the country's development since the break-up of the Soviet Union, its social, political and economic orientation in the modern world, and its role as a bridge between East and West, North and South. In the political field, the author investigates the present system of government and the democratic institutions that have been put in place. In the economic field, he discusses Uzbekistan's path to economic reform and its macroeconomic stabilization strategy, and explains the country's failure to espouse the Western model of economic reform. As for the social setting, Dr. Yalcin provides a detailed account of the ethnic minoriti
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
History and Peoplep. 9
Social Transformation: Past, Present and Futurep. 71
The Transition to Democracy in Uzbekistanp. 137
The Economic Transformationp. 179
Foreign Policy and External Relationsp. 235
Conclusionp. 295
Appendicesp. 307
Interviewsp. 313
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 337
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