Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbijan
Sources and Documents
Edited by Vladimir Babak, Demian Vaisman, Aryeh Wasserman
Routledge – 2000 – 450 pages
Series: Cummings Center Series
This work contains a selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and declarations of the major political groupings in the Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union. The book covers primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the first stage in the formation of a pluralistic society in these emerging states. Two divergent trends of developments can be identified from the sources: the first is a tendency toward the creation of independent states based on traditional models; the other towards independent states with Western-style democracies and pro-Russian orientation.