Where’s the Uzbek Revolt? Twenty Years of Dictatorship and Counting: An Anthropologist’s Assessment

Monday, February 28, 2011
12:00 pm
Room 1219 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Russell Zanca (Professor of Anthropology Northeastern Illinois University).

For years specialists have watched Uzbekistan turn away from pluralism and democratic reform in the name of themes such as stability and anti-terrorism. Zanca examines the dynamic between state leadership and populace to explain why a Middle Eastern-style revolt probably won’t be in the offing any time soon. Based on numerous fieldwork stints since 1992, Zanca represents common viewpoints toward government that demonstrate the risks involved in challenging the state along with the alternatives people adopt.