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Uchyot and Foucault: Drug Users and Migrants in Post-Soviet Central Asia and Russia

Uchyot and Foucault: Drug Users and Migrants in Post-Soviet Central Asia and Russia AbstractIn this paper, we unpack the uchyot (“registration”) system using Foucault’s regime-based approach. Uchyot is a Soviet tool for controlling populations by requiring them to register personal information and then sharing this information with the relevant state institutions. This paper explores how uchyot is used to control drug users in Uzbekistan and Central Asian migrants in Russia. It argues that social and economic pressures, combined with strict policies, push unwanted citizens and migrants to engage in risky behaviors or into the shadows of informality and illegality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Central Asian Affairs Brill

Uchyot and Foucault: Drug Users and Migrants in Post-Soviet Central Asia and Russia

Central Asian Affairs , Volume 8 (1): 16 – Jun 28, 2021

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
2214-2282
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2214-2290
DOI
10.30965/22142290-bja10014
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Abstract

AbstractIn this paper, we unpack the uchyot (“registration”) system using Foucault’s regime-based approach. Uchyot is a Soviet tool for controlling populations by requiring them to register personal information and then sharing this information with the relevant state institutions. This paper explores how uchyot is used to control drug users in Uzbekistan and Central Asian migrants in Russia. It argues that social and economic pressures, combined with strict policies, push unwanted citizens and migrants to engage in risky behaviors or into the shadows of informality and illegality.

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Central Asian AffairsBrill

Published: Jun 28, 2021

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