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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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11-20 of 23 results in Central Asia Research Forum
  1. 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 6th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    Lessons not learned

    Edited by Richard Auty, Indra de Soysa

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Drawing upon recent progress in development economics and political science, the book provides fresh analysis of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries transition to a market economy by tracing the impact of natural resource endowment. The book examines the synergies between energy-rich and...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan

    From State Farms to Private Flocks

    Edited by Dr Carol Kerven, Carol Kerven

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This collection traces how pastoralists have coped with the challenges of change in a part of the world with a long-tradition of livestock keeping. Their precarious position - balanced between a market system where only the fittest may survive, and their attempt to remain a human resource for the...

    Published November 20th 2003 by Routledge

  4. The Life of Alimqul

    A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia

    By Timur Beisembiev

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique...

    Published July 10th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Central Asia

    Aspects of Transition

    Edited by Tom Everett-Heath

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by...

    Published April 17th 2003 by Routledge

  6. The Post-Soviet Decline of Central Asia

    Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Capital

    By Eric W. Sievers

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism....

    Published December 5th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Colonialism

    Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

    By Will Myer

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book...

    Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Azeri Women in Transition

    Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

    By Dr Farideh Heyat Nfa

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional...

    Published June 20th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan

    Gender, Oral Culture and Song

    By Carole Blackwell

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs....

    Published January 12th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Development in Central Asia

    By Shirin Akiner, Jon Hay, Sander Tideman

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This book is the result of a pioneering conference held in Ulaan Baatar in September 1994. The first Conference on the Sustainable Development of Central Asia brought together government officials, development professionals, academics, activists and religious representatives from Central, South and...

    Published September 14th 1998 by Routledge