Central Asia is anticipating a transformation related to the need for further multifaceted modernization. However, different conditions dictate different strategies. The development model of Uzbekistan was mostly defined by Islam Karimov, whose death marked the beginning of profound changes associated with the transformation of the sultanistic regime.
Uzbekistan as a Mirror of Change in Central Asia: A Sultanistic Regime and Its Transformation
Sergey V. Biryukov is Professor, Doctor of Political Sciences, and Research Fellow at the Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Recent publications include “Klientela kak model’ politicheskogo poryadka i politicheskikh izmeneniy” [Clientelism as a model of political order and political changes] (TEIS [Nauka], 2009); and “Patrimonialism vs sultanism: ‘Arabskaya vesna’i sud’by traditsionnogo gospodstva” [Patrimonialism vs. sultanism: The Arab Spring and the fate of traditional domination], in Vostok. Afro-aziatskie obshchestva: Istoriya i sovremennost’ [Orient: Afro-Asian Societies: History and Modernity] 6 (2013): 30–40. Email:<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Sergey V. Biryukov; Uzbekistan as a Mirror of Change in Central Asia: A Sultanistic Regime and Its Transformation. Asian Survey 1 April 2019; 59 (2): 337–359. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.337
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