By Sally Cummings
In early 2005 local protests in Kyrgyzstan quickly grew to become nationwide ones as protesters seized keep an eye on of the country’s capital, Bishkek. The country’s president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the rustic and after an evening of in depth looting, a brand new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, got here to strength. The occasions fast earned the epithet ‘Tulip Revolution’ and have been interpreted because the 3rd of the color revolutions within the post-Soviet house, following Ukraine and Georgia. yet did the occasions in Kyrgyzstan volume to a ‘revolution’? How a lot switch and with what educational and coverage implications? This cutting edge, distinct learn of those occasions brings jointly a brand new new release of Kyrgyz students including demonstrated overseas observers to evaluate what occurred in Kyrgyzstan and after, and the broader implications.
This booklet used to be released as a distinct factor of Central Asian Survey.
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Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Tulip Revolution’: Motives, Mobilization and Meanings (ThirdWorlds) by Sally Cummings