center of Russia’s regime, along with the Kremlin’s skill in wielding it, we argue, helps explain its resilience over time. What might our perspective have to say about the future of Russia’s regime? Perhaps the safest prediction is that it will not look the same after 2024 as it does today in 2019. It
Henry E. Hale, Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov
Thomas F. Remington
—has sufficient power to force open political and economic markets. Hellman’s insight was contrary to predictions that social unrest by those made worse off by liberal reforms, such as industrial workers and urban consumers, would be the major source of opposition to the completion of the liberalization. Hellman
Barbara Junisbai, Azamat Junisbai and Baurzhan Zhussupov
’a law? To answer these questions, we run three regression models, where the outcomes of interest are religious practice and religious orthodoxy. The article proceeds as follows. First, we derive predictions from the extant literature on Islam in Central Asia and test these against data from the 2007
Fabian Burkhardt and Alexander Libman
extracting rents). If the central monitoring over the CFI s themselves is highly intensive, the rent-seeking opportunities also diminish. We conclude that the prediction of the allocation of the siloviki to individual regions from the point of view of their self-selection into the most attractive rent
Lawrence Markowitz, State Erosion. Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013)
? Following on from this point we reach the question of the overall value of the model. In the conclusion, Markowitz claims that the prediction of patterns of state failure in resource-poor states is possible. This is a big claim. State Erosion is a structuralist account of state failure that posits certain
Sergei Abashin, Soviet Kishlak: Between Colonialism and Modernization (Sovetskii kishlak: mezhdu kolonializmom i modernizatsiei) (Moscow: NLO, 2015).
Exploring “Sovietness” in Local Context
Artemy M. Kalinovsky
Revolution: Autobiographical Confessions and Historiographical Predictions,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Soviet History 16, no. 4 (2015): 751–768.
Robert M. Hayden
not a Fukuyama-like prediction of the end of history being liberal democracy. To the contrary, Bianchini’s concern, drawing on Zygmunt Bauman’s concepts of fluid modernity, is that the increasing fluid dynamics of trans-border communications and movements of goods, ideas and people, are setting up
Russell Zanca Northeastern Illinois University 5500 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, il , 60625 firstname.lastname@example.org Studies of Islam in the former Soviet Union, including common beliefs and practices, continue to advance our understanding that go far beyond alarmist predictions or the identification of
Asel Doolotkeldieva and Alexander Wolters
can now claim to have conducted two competitive and mostly fair elections in a row. 2 This seemingly positive outcome of a full election cycle in Kyrgyzstan deserves further attention. Despite multiple predictions about the inevitable failure of the parliamentary experiment in Kyrgyzstan, the
Sophie Roche, Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan (New York, Oxford: Berghahn, 2014)
The Tajik Youth Bulge: Action or Agency?
consider violence as measurement. But many youth recognized the protests as courageous acts of young people who all knew that they would subsequently be expelled from university, be visited by security agents, or even face arrest. Nobody knows when a conflict inflames youth en mass so any prediction is at