Everyday Life Governance in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Aleksanteri Institute) en
dc.contributor.author Adams, Laura L
dc.contributor.author Svensson, Mans
dc.contributor.author Urinboyev, Rustam
dc.contributor.editor Burghart, Daniel
dc.contributor.editor Sabonis-Helf, Theresa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T09:25:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T09:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Adams , L L , Svensson , M & Urinboyev , R 2018 , Everyday Life Governance in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan . in D Burghart & T Sabonis-Helf (eds) , Central Asia in the Era of Sovereignty : the Return of Tamerlane? . Contemporary Central Asia: Societies, Politics, and Cultures , Lexington Books , pp. 487-508 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4985-7266-8
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4985-7267-5
dc.identifier.other PURE: 105001931
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c7094ee4-a2f4-4866-9ed6-c572b18c5478
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/238344
dc.description.abstract The issue of governance has become a fashionable topic of research in the study of post-Soviet societies. The key argument of this article is that there are multiple paradigms and understandings of ‘good governance’, some of which concur with the global (Western) understanding, while others offer alternative criteria. In this article, we explore the specifics of governance system in Uzbekistan and suggest the notion of ‘everyday life governance’ as shorthand for providing contextual understanding of good governance. This local Uzbek governance system consists of two important interrelated components: a government that heavily relies on coercive infrastructure for maintaining political stability and interethnic peace, but at the same time induces its citizens to engage in informal practices and networks as an alternative (to the formal) source of welfare. This article explores how this system emerged in the post-Soviet period and its impact on societal transformation, governance and development processes in Uzbekistan. These issues will be investigated with reference to observations and informal interviews from post-Soviet Uzbekistan. This study is based on three periods of ethnographic field research between 2009 and 2012 in the Ferghana Province of Uzbekistan. en
dc.format.extent 22
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Lexington Books
dc.relation.ispartof Central Asia in the Era of Sovereignty the Return of Tamerlane?
dc.relation.ispartofseries Contemporary Central Asia: Societies, Politics, and Cultures
dc.rights en
dc.subject 517 Political science en
dc.subject corruption en
dc.subject informality en
dc.subject governance en
dc.subject Uzbekistan en
dc.subject Central Asia en
dc.subject political stability en
dc.title Everyday Life Governance in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan en
dc.type Chapter
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other

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