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Featured Title: ‘Understanding Central Asia’ by Sally N. Cummings

Understanding Central Asia

Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this introductory textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past, present and future transformations of Central Asia, including its role in the international security context.
 

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Analysing the transformation that independence has brought and tracing the geography, history, culture, identity, institutions and economics of Central Asia, it locates ‘the political’ in the region. New archival evidence is used to present how the borders were drawn and chosen during the Soviet period.

A useful introduction to the politics of Central Asia, this textbook is of interest to undergraduate and graduate students of Asian Politics and International Relations.
 

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  1. Understanding Central Asia

    Politics and Contested Transformations

    By Sally N. Cummings

    Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past,...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge