Responsive Government

by Nathan Hamm on 4/27/2004

We’ll see if this lasts, but it appears that the terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan have made an impression on the police. IWPR is reporting that they’ve learned new words like “please” and “thank you” in their efforts to improve their image. Not only are the police being more courteous, they are also relaxing the enforcement of strict (and absolutely retarded) rules in markets.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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