Central Asian Studies Products

  • Identity, History and Trans-Nationality in Central Asia

    Mountain Communities of Pamir

    Edited by Carole Faucher, Dagikhudo Dagiev

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Central Asian Studies

  • The New International Relations of Sub-Regionalism

    Asia and Europe

    Edited by Hidetoshi Taga, Seiichi Igarashi

    In the context of the end of the Cold War and the spread of globalism, sub-regions are attracting attention as new social units of international society never before observed. In the "second wave" of regionalism that became active in the 1980s, a new regionalism, which differed qualitatively from…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Migration and Identity in Central Asia

    The Uzbek Experience

    By Rano Turaeva

    This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-19 
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 

  • Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

    Edited by Shiping Hua

    The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast, and Central Asia, this handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 

  • Soviet Nation-Building in Central Asia

    The Making of the Kazakh and Uzbek Nations

    By Grigol Ubiria

    The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in new state-led nation-building projects in Central Asia. The emergence of independent republics spawned a renewed Western scholarly interest in the region’s nationality issues. Presenting a detailed study, this book examines the state-led…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22 
    Central Asian Studies

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    Uzbekistan's Soviet Past

    By Timur Dadabaev

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Central Asian Studies

  • Power and Water in Central Asia

    By Filippo Menga

    Water is an irreplaceable and transient resource, which crosses political boundaries in the form of rivers, lakes, and groundwater aquifers. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, led to the birth of fifteen countries including the five Central Asian republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • China's International Transboundary Rivers

    Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources

    By Lei Xie, Jia Shaofeng

    China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book provides an understanding of water security…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Central Asia Research Forum

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