The Role of Party Interest Articulation in the Personalist-Authoritarian Regimes of the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan

Isaacs, Rico (2019) The Role of Party Interest Articulation in the Personalist-Authoritarian Regimes of the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Problems of Post-Communism . ISSN 1075-8216

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2019.1645606

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Abstract

What role do political parties play in Central Asian authoritarianism? Typically understood as being irrelevant, this article argues to the contrary that parties play an important role in the mosaic of authoritarian rule via the articulation of private interests. Examining Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan this study identifies two models of party interest articulation: a leveraging model where a party is utilized to protect the financial and political interests of elites; and a coordinating model where a party serves to integrate presidential assets. Neither model is uniform and party dynamics are dependent upon the specific nature of each personalist regime.

Keywords:Authoritarianism, Central Asia, Political Parties, Interest Articulation, Neopatrimonialism
Subjects:L Social studies > L243 Politics of a specific country/region
L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L260 Comparative Politics
L Social studies > L240 International Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:36869
Deposited On:04 Sep 2019 08:12

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