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Central Asia Research Forum


About the Series

Central Asia Research Forum is a series designed to present cutting-edge research on the Central Asia region spanning the whole of the social sciences.

Founding editor: Shirin Akiner, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

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The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia Science between Marx and the Market

The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia: Science between Marx and the Market

1st Edition

By Sarah Amsler
November 24, 2011

Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for ...

Muslim Reformist Political Thought Revivalists, Modernists and Free Will

Muslim Reformist Political Thought: Revivalists, Modernists and Free Will

1st Edition

By Sarfraz Khan
October 15, 2010

There are two main trends distinguishable amongst Muslim reformists - revivalists and modernists. This book charts and analyses the main trends of Muslim reformist political thought in Bukhara. It is the first to utilize original sources preserved in Soviet archives that were previously ...

Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia Lessons not learned

Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Lessons not learned

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Auty, Indra de Soysa
January 13, 2006

Drawing upon recent progress in development economics and political science, the book provides fresh analysis of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries transition to a market economy by tracing the impact of natural resource endowment. The book examines the synergies between energy-rich and ...

The Caspian Politics, Energy and Security

The Caspian: Politics, Energy and Security

1st Edition

Edited By Shirin Akiner
September 01, 2004

The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book ...

Central Asia Aspects of Transition

Central Asia: Aspects of Transition

1st Edition

Edited By Tom Everett-Heath
June 02, 2003

The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by ...

Islam and Colonialism Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

Islam and Colonialism: Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

1st Edition

By Will Myer
August 27, 2003

Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book ...

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