‘There Can Be No Other Sun in the Sky’ : Political Myth, Spirituality and Legitimacy in Contemporary Kazakhstan

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Title ‘There Can Be No Other Sun in the Sky’ : Political Myth, Spirituality and Legitimacy in Contemporary Kazakhstan
Author Orange, Mia ; Petersson, Bo
Editor Raudvere, Catharina
Date 2017
English abstract
With the elimination of Soviet state communism in the early 1990s, the ideational foundation of politics in the five Central Asian former Soviet republics had to undergo fundamental rebuilding. Instead of the defunct basis of Soviet-style Marxism-Leninism, the rulers of the suddenly independent Central Asian states urgently had to identify other ways and means of legitimizing their hold on power. The following is an analysis of how this quest has fared in the case of Kazakhstan, a resource-rich state with regional great-power aspirations.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39001-7 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Host/Issue Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past : History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World
Series/Issue Islam and Nationalism;
ISBN 978-3-319-39001-7
Pages 25-47
Language eng (iso)
Subject Kazakhstan
political myth
spirituality
leadership cult
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22048 Permalink to this page
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