Civil Society and Environmental Issues

  • Murod Ismailov
Part of the Politics and History in Central Asia book series (PSPSCA)


This chapter examines the potential of civil society as an influential driver for environmental change in Uzbekistan and in promoting an inclusive approach, especially at the community level. One of the main arguments of the chapter is that effective efforts to ensure adequate and rational use of Uzbekistan’s diminishing water resources both in urban and rural settings require a strengthening of environmentally conscious and water-oriented civil society. As is demonstrated here, the efficient consumption of water does require new systems of monitoring and advanced systems of irrigation; however, human efforts at the local level may prove to be efficient and cost-effective substitutes to the policy of technical modernization.


Civil Society Central Government Public Participation Civic Engagement Associational Strength 
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  • Murod Ismailov
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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