Competing perspectives on democracy and democratization: assessing alternative models of democracy promoted in Central Asian states
Omelicheva, Mariya Y.
Taylor & Francis
Scholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscript
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This study examines alternative understandings of democracy and democracy promotion advanced by the US, EU, Russia and China in Central Asia using frame analysis. In the context of this study, ‘frames’ refer to the relatively cohesive sets of beliefs, categories and value judgements as well as specific ways in which these ideas are packaged for the targets of international democratization. The study assesses the implications of alternative representations of democracy promotion and competing models of governance for the prospects of democratization in Central Asia. It concludes that the substance of US and EU democracy promotion in Central Asia has neglected the cultural and political contexts of these states, while the Russian and Chinese models of governance and development have provided a better match to the interests of the ruling elites.
This is the author's accepted manuscript.The original publication is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09557571.2014.902036#.VD_GPRYXNWs.
Omelicheva, Mariya Y. (2014). "Competing perspectives on democracy and democratization: assessing alternative models of democracy promoted in Central Asian states." Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 12 Aug. 2014. http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2014.902036.
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