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Why do sultanistic regimes arise and persist? A study of government in the republic of Turkmenistan, 1992-2006

  title={Why do sultanistic regimes arise and persist? A study of government in the republic of Turkmenistan, 1992-2006},
  author={Michael Denison},
This thesis investigates why extreme forms of personal rule arise and endure in the contemporary international system. More particularly, it seeks to answer the puzzle of why the regime of President Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenbashi), in the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan, has paradoxically proven to be one of the region's most stable states between 1992 and 2006, notwithstanding the fact that it is characterised by Niyazov's unchecked personal power, barely functional political… Expand
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