Tourism after the ‘Tulip’ Revolution : Akayev’s bitter legacy and the prospects for the Kyrgyz Republic

Schofield, P, Maccarrone-Eaglen, A and Yesiltas, M 2006, Tourism after the ‘Tulip’ Revolution : Akayev’s bitter legacy and the prospects for the Kyrgyz Republic , in: Tourism in Asia : New Trends, New Perspectives, 10-12 June 2006, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

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Abstract

Kyrgyzstan’s post-colonial transition from socialism to democratic civil society has been constrained by a number of adverse and interrelated political, economic and social factors. In the early 1990s, the Republic strategically positioned itself as a pro-western, liberal economy in Central Asia and successfully attracted foreign investment as loans, long-term credits and grants for development including tourism. Over the 1990s, however, the Akayev government’s liberal trajectory shifted to a more authoritarian position; it failed to develop the rule of law or address the deepening socio-economic crisis, which finally resulted in the ‘tulip’ revolution of 24th March 2005. The paper outlines the components and dynamics of the ongoing politico-economic transition in Kyrgyzstan with particular reference to the development of tourism, the impact of the insurrection on this sector and the prospects for the future of the Republic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Dr A Maccarrone-Eaglen
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 14:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44071

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