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Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia : Cummings Center Series - Yaacov Ro'i

Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia

Cummings Center Series

By: Yaacov Ro'i (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 2004
ISBN: 9780714652252
Number Of Pages: 403

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The Muslim states that have come into being from the ruins of the Soviet Union, and the Muslim areas of Russia, are striving to carve out a future for themselves in the face of new realities. In addition to international constraints, they find themselves caught between two complex legacies: on the one hand, that of Russian and Soviet periods--colonialism, russification, de-islamicization, centralization and communism; on the other, that of the period prior to the Russian conquest--localism, tribalism and Islam.
The interaction and contradictions within each category, and between them, form the essence of the struggle to formulate new identities. The problems this book describes reflect these legacies in a wide range of fields. They indicate the anomalies that were created by the inconsistencies in Soviet imperialism vis-a-vis its Muslim subject nations, and the injustice and distortions resulting from policies which emanated from a remote and insensitive center.

Historical Background
The Democratic Tradition of Kazakhstan in Historical Context
Elements of Democracy in Dagestan on the Eve of the Russian Conquest
The Challenge of Belonging: The muslims of late imperial Russia and the contested terrain of identity and gender
The Hidden Dialogue on Constitutionalism between the Russian Provisional Government and the Khivan Democracy in 1917
Potential Pressure Points
Aid and Ideas: The impact of western economic support on the Muslim successor states
Islam in the FSU: An inevitable impediment to democracy?
Muslim Successor States
Authoritarian Pathways in Central Asia: A comparison of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan
The Formation of Political Parties and Movements in Central
The Price of Stability: Kazakhstani control mechanisms under conditions of cultural and demographic bipolarity
Liberalization in Kyrgyzstan: 'An Island of Democracy'
Political Clans and Political Conflicts in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan
Linguistic Policy and the Process of Democratization in Uzbekistan
Opposition in Tajikistan: Pro et contra
Democracy and Civil Society Building in Independent Azerbaijan: Irrevocable changes or temporary diversion?
Muslim Regions of the Russian Federation
Post-Soviet Tatarstan: Democratic strains in the ideological evolution of the Tatar National Movement
Nation-Building and Minority Rights in Post-Soviet Russia: The Case of Bashkortostan
The Political Process in Dagestan: Prospects for Democracy
Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia
Ethnic Relations and Democratic Transition in the North-Western Caucasus
Democratic Values and Political Reality in Chechnya, 1991-1999
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ISBN: 9780714652252
ISBN-10: 0714652253
Series: Cummings Center Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 22nd July 2004
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.34  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1