The Political Sources of Kyrgyzstan’s Recent Unrest
2013 (English)In: Central Asia-Caucasus AnalystArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Recent protests in Issyk-Kul and Jalal-Abad regions demanding the nationalization of Kumtor gold mine and the release of jailed members of parliament have demonstrated the limited ability of Kyrgyzstan’s central government to enforce law and order throughout the country. There are political sources of this social and economic instability, notably, Kyrgyzstan’s transformation to a semi-parliamentary system of government in 2010 has rooted out corrupt one-family rule but instituted a system of coalition-based corruption, where the country’s major economic, political and territorial assets are divided among political parties with a detrimental impact on their ability to govern the country.
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Washington: Johns Hopkins University, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Silk Road Studies Program , 2013.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221496DiVA: diva2:709183