How have Central Asians built livelihoods amidst economic hardship and political dysfunction during three decades of post-Soviet independence? Local leaders are mobilizing people, resources—and, importantly, trust—to enable entire communities to prosper. These nonstate figures are increasingly consequential, but their model of paternalistic patronage may not represent what all Central Asians want.
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Research Article| October 01 2021
Trust and Informal Power in Central Asia
Current History (2021) 120 (828): 262–267.
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Morgan Y. Liu; Trust and Informal Power in Central Asia. Current History 1 October 2021; 120 (828): 262–267. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2021.120.828.262
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