Central Asian Studies Products

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • The Silk Roads

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • China's Approach to Central Asia

    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

    By Weiqing Song

    This book examines, comprehensively, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, the regional organisation which consists of China, Russia and most of the Central Asian countries. It charts the development of the Organisation from the establishment of its precursor, the Shanghai Five, in 1996, through…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • US Policies in Central Asia

    Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror

    By Ilya Levine

    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.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations

    One Nation—Two States?

    Edited by Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan

    Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System

    By Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

    Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    Edited by Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Water and Security in Central Asia

    Solving a Rubik's Cube

    Edited by Virpi Stucki, Kai Wegerich, Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, Olli Varis

    Examining the water, development and security linkages in Central Asia can feel a bit like solving a Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s cube starts to usually find structure and the different pieces find their places when its solver adopts a systematic approach. Still, solving the whole cube takes time and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Pastoralism and Common Pool Resources

    Rangeland co-management, property rights and access in Mongolia

    By Sandagsuren Undargaa

    The grazing of animals on common land and associated property rights were the original basis of the concept of "the tragedy of the commons". Drawing on the classic work of Elinor Ostrom and the readings of political ecology, this book questions the application of exclusive property rights to mobile…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Xinjiang - China’s Northwest Frontier

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Xinjiang is the ‘pivot of Asia’, where the frontiers of China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia approach each other. The growing Uyghur demand for a separate homeland and continuing violence in Xinjiang have brought this region into the focus of national and international…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Management of Public Services in Central Asia

    Institutional Transformation in Kyrgyzstan

    By David Scott

    The ending of the Soviet Union in 1991 had a major political and economic impact on Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan was one of the most severely affected countries, suffering a deeper recession than the other republics. During the first five or six years Kyrgyzstan followed the advice of the International…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Contemporary Kazaks

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Ingvar Svanberg

    This is the first volume of field work, based on western ethnological standard, about the Kazakhs of Kazakhstan since Alfred E. Hudson's work published in 1938. Based on fieldwork conducted throughout the region, the various articles reflect the contemporary life of rural and urban Kazakhs. A…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

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