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dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorQuillen, Brian G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:01Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:01Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2376
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis combines transitology and structural analyses to examine the obstacles to democracy in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The transitology approach analyzes the impact of domestic political factors (clan politics, corruption, and political Islam) and external influences on each countryâ s transition to post-communist rule. The structural analysis focuses on those economic and societal factors that impact the countryâ s ability to foster and sustain democratic reforms. For both countries, the complex interplay of clan politics and rampant corruption is the dominant factor in stifling democratic reforms. External influences were important in the case of Kyrgyzstan, though not determining, but were basically inconsequential in Uzbekistan. In each country, economic underdevelopment has stifled the emergence of a large middle class and served as a catalyst for societal dissatisfaction. The United States must continue to assist Kyrgyzstan in completing its economic reform agenda and play a greater role in helping guide amendments to the constitution. In Uzbekistan, the United States must rely on economic reform incentives tied to concrete milestones and look to engage the next generation of leaders with targeted assistance to achieve political and economic reforms.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/democracytreewit109452376
dc.format.extentxiv, 91 p. : 1 col. mapen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocracyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunismen_US
dc.subject.lcshIslamen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.titleDemocracy - a tree without roots on the steppes of Central Asiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderClunan, Anne
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.oclc81146305
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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