State and Society in Central Asia: Revolutions on the Horizon?

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Title: State and Society in Central Asia: Revolutions on the Horizon?
Creators: Olcott, Martha
Contributors: Sanders, Courtney
Keywords: Central Asia
Issue Date: 2011-04-12
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Series/Report no.: Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Seminar Series on Islam and Democracy
Abstract: Olcott examined how democratic institutions have been slow to take root in the states of Central Asia, but in recent years only the Kyrgyz have taken to the street in large numbers to oust their rulers. She will examine the questions: What are the prospects of social upheaval in the other countries? Is there strong support for secular democratic ideals? Are religious groups a dominant social force in most countries? Do the models of democratic transition that have been applied in the region for the past 20 years still apply?
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