Understanding society and politics of Post-Soviet Tajikistan: Continuity and change
Lal Ji Pal
Tajikistan is a civilization country. To understand the society and Politics of Tajikistan, it is essential to identify the sources of power, which explains the dynamics of struggle for power and nature of society, culture and traditional values. On the basis of evaluation of the existing political development model, the study would try to conclude which model is more acceptable and applicable in Tajikistan. The paper will examine the event and paradigms of Tajikistan in various phases- one phase start from independence (9 sep. 1991) to before civil war. Second phase covers the period of civil war from 1992 to 1997. In the second phase of political development country fails to maintain stability, but it secures its independence. And third phase start from end of civil war (General Agreement between Tajik Government and United Tajik Opposion on 27 June 1997) to till today. In these phases study focused on differences of level of analysis of determinants of society and politics which are playing important role in process of democratisation in the country. Further, the study also highlights the role of media and civil society in the country.