Clans, Pacts, and Politics in Central Asia

Issue Date July 2002
Volume 13
Issue 3
Page Numbers 137-152
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This region’s five republics have just lived through a remarkable first decade of independence that raises questions about “preconditions”-based theories of democratization.

About the Author

Kathleen Collins is associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent book is Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia (2006). She has done extensive field research in Kyrgyzstan and its neighbors, and writes frequently about the travails of democratization in the Central Asian region.

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