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Muslim Eurasia (1995) looks at the Muslim states that came into being on the ruins of the Soviet Union, and their complex legacies of Russian colonialism, russification, de-islamicization, centralization and communism – on top of localism, tribalism and Islam. The interaction and contradictions within each category, and between them, form the essence of the struggle to formulation new identities.
Table of Contents
1. The Secularization of Islam and the USSR’s Muslim Areas Yaacov Ro’i 2. Islam and Fundamentalism in Independent Central Asia Martha Brill Olcott 3. Does Islamic Fundamentalism Exist in Russia? Alexei Malashenko 4. Islam and Ethnic Identity in Central Asia: A View from Below Nancy Lubin 5. Geopolitics and Ethnic Problems of Uzbekistan and its Neighbours Donald S. Carlisle 6. Regionalism and Clan Loyalty in the Political Life of Uzbekistan Demian Vaisman 7. Tajikistan: Political Parties in an Inchoate National Space Grigorii G. Kosach 8. A Year of Rule by the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Aryeh Wasserman 9. Unity, Diversity and Conflict in the Northern Caucasus Moshe Gammer 10. Soviet Muslims: Gains and Losses as a Result of Soviet Language Planning Isabelle T. Kreindler 11. Independence and the Declining Priority of Language: Law Implementation in Uzbekistan William Fierman 12. The Modernization of Demographic Behaviour in the Muslim Republics of the Former USSR Mark Tolts 13. The Economies of Central Asia: The Socialist Legacy Alastair McAuley 14. Roots of Diversity and Conflict: Ethnic and Gender Differences in the Work Force of the Former Republics of Soviet Central Asia Michael Paul Sacks 15. The Russians in Centrak Asia and Kazakhstan Valery A. Tishkov