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Socialist and Post–Socialist Mongolia Nation, Identity, and Culture

Socialist and Post–Socialist Mongolia: Nation, Identity, and Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Simon Wickhamsmith, Phillip P. Marzluf
September 26, 2022

This book re-examines the origins of modern Mongolian nationalism, discussing nation building as sponsored by the socialist Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party and the Soviet Union and emphasizing in particular the role of the arts and the humanities. It considers the politics and society ...

The Social Role of Art and Culture in Central Asia

The Social Role of Art and Culture in Central Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Aliya de Tiesenhausen
July 25, 2022

This collection of multi-disciplinary essays offers a fresh, perspective on Central Asian art and culture as it gains increased attention on both the local and international stage. Influenced by the golden ages of its history – from the ancient Scythians, through the glory of the Persians and Turks...

A Critical Reader in Central Asian Studies 40 Years of Central Asian Survey

A Critical Reader in Central Asian Studies: 40 Years of Central Asian Survey

1st Edition

Edited By Rico Isaacs
June 01, 2022

Central Asian Survey has remained as the premier world-leading peer-reviewed journal for Central Asian studies for four decades. To mark the 40th anniversary of the journal, this volume is intended to be a reader of selected essays from the journal over the last four decades. This book is not just...

Parliamentary Representation in Central Asia MPs Between Representing Their Voters and Serving an Authoritarian Regime

Parliamentary Representation in Central Asia: MPs Between Representing Their Voters and Serving an Authoritarian Regime

1st Edition

By Esther Somfalvy
May 06, 2022

This book explores the nature of parliamentary representation within the autocratic regimes of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It argues that although many parliaments are elected under flawed or non-competitive elections, autocratic governments are nevertheless aware of the need to appear ...

Uzbekistan’s International Relations

Uzbekistan’s International Relations

1st Edition

By Oybek Madiyev
April 29, 2022

This book examines the development of Uzbekistan’s international relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union....

Informal Markets and Trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Informal Markets and Trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus

1st Edition

Edited By Susanne Fehlings, Hasan H. Karrar
April 12, 2022

This edited book introduces new research on informal markets and trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The research presented in this volume is based on recent field research in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Beijing, Guangzhou, Yiwu and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous ...

Critical Approaches to Security in Central Asia

Critical Approaches to Security in Central Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Edward Lemon
December 03, 2018

Central Asia remains on the periphery, both spatially and in people’s imaginations. When the region does attract international attention, it is often related to security issues, including terrorism, ethnic conflict and drug trafficking. This book brings together leading specialists from a range of ...

Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia

Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Judith Beyer, Peter Finke
February 13, 2020

Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia focuses on how tradition is ‘everyday-ified’ in contemporary Central Asia, including Tatarstan and Tibet, and what people seek to achieve in its name. The case studies range from political demonstrations and industrial workers’ gatherings to ...

Russian Practices of Governance in Eurasia Frontier Power Dynamics, Sixteenth Century to Nineteenth Century

Russian Practices of Governance in Eurasia: Frontier Power Dynamics, Sixteenth Century to Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Gulnar T. Kendirbai
February 25, 2020

This book analyses the role of the mobility factor in the spread of Russian rule in Eurasia in the formative period of the rise of the Russian Empire and offers an examination of the interaction of Russian authorities with their nomadic partners. Demonstrating that the mobility factor strongly ...

Legal Pluralism in Central Asia Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices

Legal Pluralism in Central Asia: Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices

1st Edition

By Mahabat Sadyrbek
January 07, 2019

Legal Pluralism in Central Asia reports on historical, anthropological and legal research which examines customary legal practices in Kyrgyzstan and relates them to wider societal developments in Central Asia and further afield. Using the term legal pluralism, the book demonstrates that there is a ...

Identity, History and Trans-Nationality in Central Asia The Mountain Communities of Pamir

Identity, History and Trans-Nationality in Central Asia: The Mountain Communities of Pamir

1st Edition

Edited By Dagikhudo Dagiev, Carole Faucher
October 05, 2018

Pamiris, or Badakhshanis in popular discourse, form a small group of Iranic peoples who inhabit the mountainous region of Pamir-Hindu Kush, being the historical region of Badakhshan. Pamiri communities are located in the territories of four current nation-states: Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China and ...

Kyrgyzstan - Regime Security and Foreign Policy

Kyrgyzstan - Regime Security and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

By Kemel Toktomushev
April 20, 2018

Kyrgyzstan is an interesting example of a relatively weak state, which for its brief period of independence has already ousted two presidents, experienced two revolutions, survived two interethnic conflicts and yet remained intact. This book explores this apparent paradox and argues that the schism...

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