What Really Happened in Kyrgyzstan?

  title={What Really Happened in Kyrgyzstan?},
  author={Scott Radnitz},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={132 - 146}
  • Scott Radnitz
  • Published 25 April 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Democracy
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 community support for local elites after disputed parliamentary elections. The government was overthrown when an improvised alliance of opposition leaders and business elites unified uncoordinated protests around the country. Unlike Georgia and Ukraine's revolutions, civil society networks, students, and urban… Expand
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