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Post-Conflict Tajikistan The politics of peacebuilding and the emergence of legitimate order

Post-Conflict Tajikistan: The politics of peacebuilding and the emergence of legitimate order

1st Edition

By John Heathershaw
March 03, 2011

Post-Soviet, post-conflict Tajikistan is an under-studied and poorly understood case in conflict studies literature. Since 2000, this Central Asian state has seen major political violence end, countrywide order emerge and the peace agreement between the parties of the 1990s civil war hold. ...

Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus Post-Soviet Disorder

Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus: Post-Soviet Disorder

1st Edition

Edited By Moshe Gammer
October 20, 2010

With the region of the Caucasus with its ongoing, and even deteriorating, crisis and instability and its strategic and economic importance increasingly at the front of the world's attention, this volume presents and discusses some of the complexities and problems arising in the region such as ...

The Church of the East A Concise History

The Church of the East: A Concise History

1st Edition

By Wilhelm Baum, Dietmar W. Winkler
October 20, 2010

The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East. It covers the periods of the Sassanians, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, the 20th century, and informs about the Syriac, Iranian and Chinese literature of this unique and almost forgotten part ...

Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924

Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924

2nd Edition

By Seymour Becker
May 14, 2009

This book examines the Russian conquest of the ancient Central Asian khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the 1860s and 1870s, and the relationship between Russia and the territories until their extinction as political entities in 1924. It shows how Russia's approach developed from one of ...

Russian Culture in Uzbekistan One Language in the Middle of Nowhere

Russian Culture in Uzbekistan: One Language in the Middle of Nowhere

1st Edition

By David MacFadyen
April 29, 2009

Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary,...

Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

1st Edition

By Maria Elisabeth Louw
November 28, 2008

Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate ...

Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Power

Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Power

1st Edition

By Bhavna Dave
October 01, 2008

Kazakhstan is emerging as the most dynamic economic and political actor in Central Asia. It is the second largest country of the former Soviet Union, after the Russian Federation, and has rich natural resources, particularly oil, which is being exploited through massive US investment. Kazakhstan ...

Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries An Anthropological Perspective

Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries: An Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

By Laetitia Atlani-Duault
January 30, 2008

An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years. ...

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