Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Other Paths to Modernism
Law and Administration in Central Asia

Paul Georg Geiß

Deutsche Fassung


Political science examines primarily elections, parties or the relations between state and society. This applies also with regard to Central Asia. It pays too little attention to the legal system and administration. A comparison of Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia shows that only Kazakhstan has reformed its legal system and administration and appears to changing from a neo-patrimonial state to a bureaucratic developing typically found in Southeast Asia.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 155–174)