The Center-Local Relationship in Uzbekistan: The Case of Tashkent Mahallas

Kavuncu A. C.

BILIG, ss.123-146, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 71
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: BILIG
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-146


This article examines the two dynamics causing conflict in the center-local relationship in post-Soviet geography - an issue that is lacking in many post-Soviet studies - through the case of the mahalla-scaled policies of Uzbek regime within the conceptual framework of a neo-Gramscian perspective: (a) the conflict between the decentralization policy of the nation-states in order to adapt to the structural hegemony of neo-liberalism and the original conditions of the post-Soviet transition era, which have resulted in the centralist tendency of the nation-states - the creation of a nation-state and the creation of a private sector by the state; (b) the conflict between the tactics of different mahalla kengashes, which are a form of local social relations, and the strategies of the national state related with the mahalla kengash.