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Central Asia Research Forum

Series Editor: Shirin Akiner

Central Asia Research Forum is a series designed to present cutting-edge research on the Central Asia region spanning the whole of the social sciences.

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1-10 of 22 results in Central Asia Research Forum
  1. Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    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...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion and Security in South and Central Asia

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Religion and security play an important role in traditional societies. In South and Central Asia, traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content are diametrically opposed to radical Wahabi and Taliban brands of Islam intolerant of other cultures and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social and Cultural Change in Central Asia

    The Soviet Legacy

    Edited by Sevket Akyildiz, Richard Carlson

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Focusing on Soviet culture and its social ramifications both during the Soviet period and in the post-Soviet era, this book addresses important themes associated with Sovietisation and socialisation in the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan....

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Conflict and Peace in Eurasia

    Edited by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Focusing on a range of Eurasian conflicts, including Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, this book offers contemporary perspectives on the ongoing conflicts in the Eurasia, with an emphasis on the attempts towards peace. The book brings into focus how various factors such as ethnicity,...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Political Economy of Reform in Central Asia

    Uzbekistan under Authoritarianism

    By Martin C. Spechler

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This book examines the economic reforms and material progress made since the Central Asian republics became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Without some of the neo-liberal reforms recommended by the "Washington Consensus" and with an authoritarian presidency, Uzbekistan, the largest of...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Economics and Politics of Oil in the Caspian Basin

    The Redistribution of Oil Revenues in Azerbaijan and Central Asia

    Edited by Boris Najman, Richard Pomfret, Gaël Raballand

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The Caspian Basin region has boomed since the late 1990s due to new oil discoveries, new pipelines that have diversified countries' transport options and world oil prices that have risen from below $10 in 1998 to $70 in 2006. This book analyzes the experience of the Caspian countries during the...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia

    Science between Marx and the Market

    By Sarah Amsler

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Muslim Reformist Political Thought

    Revivalists, Modernists and Free Will

    By Sarfraz Khan

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    There are two main trends distinguishable amongst Muslim reformists - revivalists and modernists. This book charts and analyses the main trends of Muslim reformist political thought in Bukhara. It is the first to utilize original sources preserved in Soviet archives that were previously...

    Published June 30th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy

    Positive Neutrality and the consolidation of the Turkmen Regime

    By Luca Anceschi

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Turkmenistan, an independent nation since 1991, is a strategically important Central Asian state. This book covers the most significant period of the establishment of the Turkmen political regime. At the core of this book is the Doctrine of Positive Neutrality, which, from 1995 onwards, constituted...

    Published July 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Caspian

    Politics, Energy and Security

    Edited by Shirin Akiner

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. National Identities in Soviet Historiography: The Rise of Nations under Stalin
    By Harun Yilmaz
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  2. Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia
    By Timur Dadabaev
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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