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Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies


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Power and Water in Central Asia

Power and Water in Central Asia

1st Edition

Filippo Menga
November 30, 2017

Water is an irreplaceable and transient resource, which crosses political boundaries in the form of rivers, lakes, and groundwater aquifers. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, led to the birth of fifteen countries including the five Central Asian republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan...

Regime Transition in Central Asia: Stateness, Nationalism and Political Change in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Regime Transition in Central Asia: Stateness, Nationalism and Political Change in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

1st Edition

Dagikhudo Dagiev
October 12, 2017

Presenting a study of regime transition, political transformation, and the challenges that faced the post-Communist republics of Central Asia on independence, this book focuses on the process of transition in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and the obstacles that these newly-independent states are...

Nation-Building and Personality Cult in Turkmenistan: The Türkmenbaşy Phenomenon

Nation-Building and Personality Cult in Turkmenistan: The Türkmenbaşy Phenomenon

1st Edition

Fabio De Leonardis
October 10, 2017

Turkmenistan is a country which is almost sealed off from the rest of the world but it has attracted foreign attention due to the eccentricities of its late president Saparmurat Niyazov Türkmenbaşy, whose ideological construction and dynamics of power have remained in place after his death. This...

Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy: The Struggle for Recognition and Self-Reliance under Karimov

Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy: The Struggle for Recognition and Self-Reliance under Karimov

1st Edition

Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro
August 31, 2017

Uzbekistan’s foreign policy from 1991 to 2016, starting from independence right up to the death of its first president, Islam Karimov, is one of the more distinctive approaches to international politics since the end of the Cold War. This distinctiveness rests on the republic’s gradual struggle for...

Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia: Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia: Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

1st Edition

Pınar Akçalı, Cennet Engin-Demir
June 16, 2017

Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and...

Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

1st Edition

Mohammed Ayoob, Murad Ismayilov
May 25, 2017

The multicultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multidimensional factor informing state...

E-Government in Kazakhstan: A Case Study of Multidimensional Phenomena

E-Government in Kazakhstan: A Case Study of Multidimensional Phenomena

1st Edition

Maxat Kassen
August 29, 2016

When it comes to analyzing the phenomenon of digital government, the overwhelming focus is on the most developed nations in the world, and Western countries in particular. However, Kazakhstan, a post-totalitarian country, has also proved to be successful in the development of e-government. This...

US Policies in Central Asia: Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror

US Policies in Central Asia: Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror

1st Edition

Ilya Levine
June 13, 2016

Democracy promotion, security and energy are the predominant themes of US policy in Central Asia after the Cold War. This book analyses how the Bush administration understood and pursued its interests in the Central Asia states, namely Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan....

Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation—Two States?

Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: One Nation—Two States?

1st Edition

Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham
June 01, 2016

An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie...

The European Union and Central Asia

The European Union and Central Asia

1st Edition

Alexander Warkotsch
February 27, 2014

In June 2007, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted The EU in Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership, highlighting the growing importance of Central Asia to the EU. This book examines the EU's policy towards the five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...

Oil, Transition and Security in Central Asia

Oil, Transition and Security in Central Asia

1st Edition

Sally Cummings
September 17, 2010

Approaching Central Asia from the perspective of geopolitics, transition, oil and stability, the authors provide a very broad and diverse analysis of the region, examining domestic and international developments since 1991. The book both provides an introduction to the region and presents advanced...

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