Civil Society and Democracy Ideologies: Central Asia and the Caucasus
(1,741 words)

The Muslim states of Central Asia and the Caucasus (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan) have many common features in their cultures and histories, but have taken different ways in their transition to democracy. An overwhelming majority of the population of Central Asia are Muslims. In Azerbaijan and several republics of the Russian Federation, Daghestan, Ingushetia, and Chechnya, all indigenous peoples identify themselves as Muslim as well. Except for so…

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Tabyshalieva, Anara, “Civil Society and Democracy Ideologies: Central Asia and the Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0070a>
First published online: 2009



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