Western governments, media outlets and not a small number of academians seized upon the idea of “democratic revolution” to explain the March 2005 ousting of the government in Kyrgyzstan. More detailed analyses illustrate the oversights of this account, particularly the role of patronage relations, in providing the means of mobilization. (1) However, this in itself should not lead analysts to deny the role played by the manner in which the revolution has been portrayed. Rather, one must investigate how the Tulip Revolution has been variously interpreted - locally and internationally, radically and conservatively. Together, these multiple explanations challenge the notion of a singular cause of the uprising and the prescience of those who claim to have predicted it. Moreover, as portrayals of events, they are not merely retrospectives, but actually reconstruct the wider political scene. Kyrgyzstan after the revolution departs from ideal-type models not just in its concrete factional patterns of politics and exchange, but in elite and popular political imaginations of what the future might hold. Its political development continues on a post-Soviet—at times neo-Soviet—trajectory, albeit one that offers hope for openness and reconstruction in some limited areas. This essay charts three representations of the Tulip Revolution and their attending repercussions: revolution as a threat to Central Asia and the wider region; a revolution of elites; and revolution as disorder.
Charts that take a leave of absence and return: These charts you will want to laminate because of the wear and tear from use in the classroom. For those times when a lesson repeats, these charts fit the bill. I use the following chart during the editing phase of my writing units. My co-teacher, Sue Grass, crafted the essay structure chart.
Essay Planning Chart - Economics / Social Studies 2014
This essay charts the parallel growth of Newman's theory of doctrinal development, and infallibility within that doctrinal development, with its author's movement from a via media in Anglicanism to recognition of the truth in the Roman Church. This essay analyzes the theological need for a theory of doctrinal development, the failure of Newman's via media project, and his role as a creative theologian. Then this essay examines in detailed Newman's 1845 Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, looking specifically at the second section of the second chapter, ‘On the Probability of a Developing Authority in Christianity.’ The main body of the paper treats the expansion of the scope and feasibility of infallibility in Newman's 1845 Essay.