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Tainted Transitions

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Material Information

Title: Tainted Transitions The Historical Legacy of Imperialism and the Failure of Democratization in the Caucasus
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burch, Michael Conor
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Democratization
Imperialism
Russia and the Caucasus
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union was a cause for celebration in much of the West and many believed that a new era of democracy would spread throughout the region. With a few exceptions, this has not been the case. Instead, various forms of authoritarian regimes have risen from the ashes of Soviet communism, preventing full transitions to democracy. Debate continues in the field of political science over why most of the former Soviet republics were unable to complete the transition to democracy. Nationalism and weak or inappropriate government institutions are convincing arguments for the failure of democratization, but these are symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. This thesis explains the failure of democratization in part of the former Soviet Union as an outcome of the lingering effects of Russian and Soviet imperialism. Case studies of the Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan examine how the colonialism that these states had experienced throughout the course of history undermined the development of democratic institutions after independence.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Conor Burch
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 B9
System ID: NCFE003347:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003347/00001

Material Information

Title: Tainted Transitions The Historical Legacy of Imperialism and the Failure of Democratization in the Caucasus
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burch, Michael Conor
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Democratization
Imperialism
Russia and the Caucasus
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union was a cause for celebration in much of the West and many believed that a new era of democracy would spread throughout the region. With a few exceptions, this has not been the case. Instead, various forms of authoritarian regimes have risen from the ashes of Soviet communism, preventing full transitions to democracy. Debate continues in the field of political science over why most of the former Soviet republics were unable to complete the transition to democracy. Nationalism and weak or inappropriate government institutions are convincing arguments for the failure of democratization, but these are symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. This thesis explains the failure of democratization in part of the former Soviet Union as an outcome of the lingering effects of Russian and Soviet imperialism. Case studies of the Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan examine how the colonialism that these states had experienced throughout the course of history undermined the development of democratic institutions after independence.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Conor Burch
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hicks, Barbara

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 B9
System ID: NCFE003347:00001

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