The Reasons for Activisation of Separatism Movements in Xinjiang Later in XX and XXI Centuries

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The article includes analysis of the main reasons for activization of separatism movements in Xinjiang later in XX and earlier in XXI centuries. The author comes into conclusion that the following reasons caused the process of active politicization of ethnicity in Central Asian region and wide territories of Xinjiang: changes in the territory of former Soviet Union countries; economic recession in former Soviet Union countries which led to activization of radical movements; economic reforms in China leading to liberalization of social and political spheres; influence of external global factors. The mentioned changes resulted in serious activization of separatist tendencies which was not the case in earlier periods.

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A S Mavlonova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Department of Theory and History of International Relations


Copyright (c) 2014 Мавлонова А.С.

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