Governors and Khans. Personal Factors in Russian Law- Making in Central Asia: 18th to Early 20th Century
The book studies the influence of personal factors on Russian legislative politics in Central Asia from 18th to early 20th century. The leaders of Russian imperial regional administration as well as the representatives of national elites in Kazakhstan and Central Asia usually played the key role in regional political and legislative development, and their personal likes and dislikes, together with the extent of one’s closeness to the imperial court, could determine the politics of a wide range of regions of both the Russian empire and neighbouring states. Personality traits of a representative of either the imperial administration or a national elite could affect to what extent the regional politics corresponded or not to the imperial political and legislative ideology in regard to the region in question. In the framework of political and legislative situation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, the book examines how Russian imminent statesmen such as V. Tatischev, I. Neplyuev, M. Speransky, V. Perovsky etc., as well as Kazakh leaders and Central Asian monarchs influenced the imperial legislative politics in Central Asia.
The book is designed for historians of Russian state and law, orientalists, specialists in political science and political anthropology, as well as students in these fields of study.