The New Elite in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

By Vladimir Shlapentokh; Christopher Vanderpool et al. | Go to book overview

9
The New Elite in Post-Communist Uzbekistan

William Kandinov

An analysis of Uzbekistan's post-Communist elite not only enables us to understand the processes taking place in Uzbekistan but enhances our ability to forecast future sociopolitical developments in Central Asia. Three key questions must be addressed: 1) Who comprised Uzbekistan's elite under Communism and what were their positions? 2) what is the nature of the new elite and what are their politics? 3) What path will Uzbekistan take in its future development?


The Elite of Communist Uzbekistan

The Uzbek elite felt the effects of general laws that marked the development of the Soviet system. For this reason, the nature and status of the elite in Communist Uzbekistan differed little from the situation of the party-bureaucratic elite in the former Soviet Union. They had the same "ownerless" property, the same power, which was transformed into a commodity, and the same trafficking in power. Matters reached a point where money could buy the post of a high-placed party official, a chief of a regional Department of internal Affairs, or a directorship of a sovkhoz. At the same time, the specifics of the national and religious mentality, as well as parochial and clan interests that aggravated the acute general-systemic crisis of the former Soviet Union, could not help but make themselves felt in Uzbekistan. One may recall the well-known "cotton affair" of the 1970s and 1980s. It was more commonly termed the "Uzbek affair" in Moscow official circles, with a focus on its specifically national rather than systemic character. The cotton affair meant many billions in stolen rubles for the state; it cost the lives of more than one member of the highest party and economic elite and ruined the lives of many others.

-162-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The New Elite in Post-Communist Eastern Europe
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 402

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.