By Aksana Ismailbekova
A pioneering examine of kinship, patronage, and politics in imperative Asia, Blood Ties and the local Son tells the tale of the increase and fall of a guy known as Rahim, an influential and strong buyer in rural northern Kyrgyzstan, and of ways his relatives with consumers and relatives formed the commercial and social lifetime of the zone. Many observers of politics in post-Soviet critical Asia have assumed that corruption, nepotism, and patron-client kin might avoid democratization. the intersection of kinship ties with political patronage, Aksana Ismailbekova reveals as an alternative that this intertwining has actually enabled democratization—both kinship and patronage enhance apace with democracy, even though patronage family members may well stymie person political opinion and action.
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