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By Karen Dawisha, Bruce Parrott

During this quantity, prime experts supply an research of elite politics, factionalism, social gathering and curiosity workforce formation, and social and ethnic groupings in Kazakhastan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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49 The totalitarian approach to political participation was linked with a radical stance toward society. In the Stalin era, Marxist-Leninist regimes sought to 13 Perspectives on postcommunist democratization create a political system that not only compelled every citizen to endorse a common sociopolitical program but excluded the very notion of a pluralist society with autonomous interests distinct from those of the ruling elite. 50 In essence, these regimes sought to obliterate the dividing-line between state and society.

New York: HarperCollins, 1 996); Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in Capitalist and Post-Communist States, ed. James R. Kluegel, David S . Mason, and Bernd Wegener (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1 995); Stabilising Fragile Democracies: Comparing New Party Systems in Southern and Eastern Europe, ed. G. Pridham and P. G. Lewis (London: Routledge, 1 996). 30 Bruce Parrott 1 0 As noted in the Preface, the term "Eastern Europe" is employed for the sake of conciseness; in this book it does not presuppose political or cultural uniformity among the countries that it encompasses.

Zoltan Barany and Ivan Volgyes (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1 995); J. F. Brown, Hopes and Shadows: Eastern Europe after Communism (Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1 994); Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott, Russia and the New States of Eurasia: The Politics of Upheaval (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1 994); New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations, ed. Ian Bremmer and Ray Taras, 2d ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1 996); Anatol Lieven, The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence, 2d ed.

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