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The Origins of Social Capital
This article investigates the determinants of social capital by analyzing an original survey of post-Soviet Central Asia. It tests hypotheses derived from two related questions: whether networks,Expand
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Networks, localism and mobilization in Aksy, Kyrgyzstan
Before there was the Tulip Revolution, there was Aksy. Between January and November 2002, people from Aksy Rayon in Kyrgyzstan participated in a series of protest actions against the politicallyExpand
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What Really Happened in Kyrgyzstan?
This article is an analysis of the causes of Kyrgyzstan's "Tulip Revolution" of March 2005, and its implications for post-revolutionary politics. The mass mobilization was the result of communityExpand
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Informal Politics and the State
Many theories of the state are implicitly premised on modernization theory—a linear transition from agrarian to industrial society and increasing centralization and extractive capacity of the state,Expand
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Oil in the family: managing presidential succession in Azerbaijan
This article argues that Azerbaijan did not display a backlash against the ‘colour revolutions’ in the post-Soviet space because the primary threat to the regime came from within, and not from below.Expand
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Look who's talking! Islamic discourse in the Chechen wars
In any contemporary conflict, the war of ideas may be just as important as the war on the battlefield. Throughout history, propaganda has been used as a tool of psychological warfare. The prevalenceExpand
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Weighing the political and economic motivations for migration in post-soviet Space: The case of Uzbekistan
Abstract This article investigates the micro-level considerations leading to the decision to migrate within the former Soviet Union. By conducting a survey and focus group of minorities in Tashkent,Expand
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The Color of Money: Privatization, Economic Dispersion, and the Post-Soviet “Revolutions”
What accounts for the “colored revolutions” of the former Soviet Union? Analysis of postcommunist political economies reveals that states that underwent reform saw the emergence of a new capitalistExpand
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Central Asian Survey
Author–critic forum: popular protest and regime change in Central Asia Nick Megoran a , John Heathershaw b , Asel Doolotkeldieva b , Madeleine Reeves c , Sally N. Cummings d & Scott Radnitz e aExpand
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It takes more than a village : mobilization, networks, and the state in Central Asia
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Political Science, February 2007.
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