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The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Central Asia. A Study of Political Interests, Influence, and Development in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007–2013

 Author: Aijan Sharshenova  Category: Central Asia, 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.