The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Central Asia. A Study of Political Interests, Influence, and Development in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007–2013Author: Aijan Sharshenova Category: International Relations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Politics Publisher: Ibidem-Verlag Publication Date: 2018 Language: English Link to Publisher
The book presents a comprehensive analytical framework for the evaluation of democracy promotion, including factors which may facilitate or impede democracy promotion in Central Asia. Sharshenova undertakes two original case studies on Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. By contrasting the success of democracy promotion in the two countries with their differing strategic importance for the EU, she provides valuable insights into how non-normative interests interfere with normatively driven policies.