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Benefactor, industry or intruder? Perceptions of international organizations in Central Asia – the case of the OSCE in Tajikistan

(2017) CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY. 36(3). p.353-372
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Soon after the breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1991, a civil war started in Tajikistan (1992-97). This was also the period when a number of international organizations arrived in the country to distribute humanitarian assistance and assist in conflict resolution and stabilization. After the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was the second key organization which appeared in the conflict-stricken country. Like other key international organizations in Tajikistan, the OSCE, which has been in the country since 1994, has seen a shift in its original functions of monitoring and emergency assistance. Some see its avowed objectives in the new century as formalistic, virtual and ineffective. By capturing perceptions of foreign assistance to Tajikistan among employees of the OSCE and other international organizations, NGO workers, government officials and ordinary citizens, this article explores how Tajikistan 'socialized' the OSCE, making the organization simultaneously a benefactor, an industry and even an intruder.
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Earth-Surface Processes, Development, Geography, Planning and Development, Central Asia, international organization, NGO, OSCE, post-communism, post-conflict rehabilitation, post-Soviet, public opinion, socialization, Soviet Union, Tajikistan, UN

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Kluczewska, Karolina. “Benefactor, Industry or Intruder? Perceptions of International Organizations in Central Asia – the Case of the OSCE in Tajikistan.” CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY, vol. 36, no. 3, 2017, pp. 353–72, doi:10.1080/02634937.2017.1281220.
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Kluczewska, K. (2017). Benefactor, industry or intruder? Perceptions of international organizations in Central Asia – the case of the OSCE in Tajikistan. CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY, 36(3), 353–372. https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1281220
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Kluczewska, Karolina. 2017. “Benefactor, Industry or Intruder? Perceptions of International Organizations in Central Asia – the Case of the OSCE in Tajikistan.” CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY 36 (3): 353–72. https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1281220.
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Kluczewska, Karolina. 2017. “Benefactor, Industry or Intruder? Perceptions of International Organizations in Central Asia – the Case of the OSCE in Tajikistan.” CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY 36 (3): 353–372. doi:10.1080/02634937.2017.1281220.
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Kluczewska K. Benefactor, industry or intruder? Perceptions of international organizations in Central Asia – the case of the OSCE in Tajikistan. CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY. 2017;36(3):353–72.
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K. Kluczewska, “Benefactor, industry or intruder? Perceptions of international organizations in Central Asia – the case of the OSCE in Tajikistan,” CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 353–372, 2017.
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  title        = {{Benefactor, industry or intruder? Perceptions of international organizations in Central Asia – the case of the OSCE in Tajikistan}},
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