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The Resource Democracy in Central Asia : competing perspectives and alternative strategies, Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Democracy in Central Asia : competing perspectives and alternative strategies, Mariya Y. Omelicheva

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Democracy in Central Asia : competing perspectives and alternative strategies
Title
Democracy in Central Asia
Title remainder
competing perspectives and alternative strategies
Statement of responsibility
Mariya Y. Omelicheva
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued to support various forms of authoritarianism in the decades following the Soviet Union's collapse. In Democracy in Central Asia, Mariya Omelicheva examines the beliefs and values underlying foreign policies of the major global powers -- the United States, the European Union, Russia, and China -- in order to understand their efforts to influence political change in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Omelicheva has traveled extensively in the region, collecting data from focus groups and public opinion surveys. She draws on the results of her fieldwork as well as on official documents and statements of democracy-promoting nations in order to present a provocative new analysis. Her study reveals that the governments and citizens of Central Asia have developed their own views on democracy supported by the Russian and Chinese models rather than by Western examples. The vast majority of previous scholarly work on this subject has focused on the strategies of democratization pursued by one agent such as the United States or the European Union. Omelicheva shifts the focus from democracy promoters' methods to their message and expands the scope of existing analysis to include multiple sources of influence. Her fresh approach illuminates the full complexity of both global and regional notions of good governance and confirms the importance of social-psychological and language-based perspectives in understanding the obstacles to expanding egalitarianism
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Omelicheva, Mariya Y.,
Dewey number
320.958
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asia in the new millennium
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Post-communism
  • Asia, Central
Label
Democracy in Central Asia : competing perspectives and alternative strategies, Mariya Y. Omelicheva
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Political regimes in Central Asia : two decades after independence -- A framing perspective on democracy promotion -- Western perspectives on democracy in central asia -- Models of governance promoted by russia and china -- Central asian democracy frames -- Democracy in the public eye -- Assessing the effectiveness of democracy promotion frames
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ocn910326297
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161006
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unknown
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910326297
Label
Democracy in Central Asia : competing perspectives and alternative strategies, Mariya Y. Omelicheva
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Political regimes in Central Asia : two decades after independence -- A framing perspective on democracy promotion -- Western perspectives on democracy in central asia -- Models of governance promoted by russia and china -- Central asian democracy frames -- Democracy in the public eye -- Assessing the effectiveness of democracy promotion frames
Control code
ocn910326297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161006
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910326297

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