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By Kathleen Collins

Exploring the various roots of clans, and their political position and transformation throughout the Soviet and post-Soviet classes, this quantity argues that clans are casual political actors serious to knowing nearby politics. It demonstrates that the Soviet procedure was once a ways much less winning in remodeling and controlling valuable Asian society by means of removing extended family identities, than has usually been assumed. Clans really stimulated and restricted the regime's political trajectory more and more, throughout the later Soviet and post-Soviet classes, and made liberalizing political and financial reforms very tricky.

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