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Nation‐Building, Culture, and Problems of Ethnocultural Identity in Central Asia: The Case of Uzbekistan

Aleksandr Djumaev

in Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248155
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924815X.003.0017
 Nation‐Building, Culture, and Problems of Ethnocultural Identity in Central Asia: The Case of Uzbekistan

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New and complex problems in inter-ethnic and international relations emerged following the independence of Central Asian republics. These include serious divergences among Central Asian states in their understanding of issues; contradictions between the process of nation-building and traditional Central Asian management of multi-ethnicity, ethnocultural diversity, and multiculturalism; and deepening of ethnocultural differences. This is especially true of urban civilization in Uzbekistan, to which both Tajiks and Uzbeks lay claim. This paper examines each of these problems in detail.

Keywords: Uzbekistan; Central Asia; nation-building; ethnocultural diversity; ethnicity; Uzbeks; Tajiks

Chapter.  10183 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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