Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia
Power, Perceptions, and Pacts
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Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia by Pauline Jones Luong
Book DescriptionThe establishment of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan presents both a complex set of empirical puzzles and a theoretical challenge. Why did three states with similar cultural, historical, and structural legacies establish such different electoral systems? How did these distinct outcomes result from strikingly similar institutional design processes? Explaining these puzzles requires understanding not only the outcome of institutional design but also the intricacies of the process that led to this outcome. Moreover, the transitional context in which these three states designed new electoral rules necessitates an approach that explicitly links process and outcome in a dynamic setting. This book provides such an approach. Finally, it both builds on the key insights of the dominant approaches to explaining institutional origin and change and transcends these approaches by moving beyond the structure versus agency debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521801096
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pauline Jones Luong
Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia, Paperback (June 2008)
This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Transformation of Central Asia, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Pauline Jones Luong
With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Communist Party leaders in Central Asia were faced with the daunting task of building states where they previously had not existed - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan...
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