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  1. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations

    By Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Orientalism – the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" – applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times,...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus

    The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh

    By Arsène Saparov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s – the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

    Edited by Amanda E Wooden, Christoph H. Stefes

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Most books on the Caucasus and Central Asia are country-by-country studies. This book, on the other hand, fills a gap in Central Eurasian studies as one of the few comparative case study books on Central Eurasia, covering both the Caucasus and Central Asia; it considers key themes right across the...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pre-tsarist and Tsarist Central Asia

    Communal Commitment and Political Order in Change

    By Paul Georg Geiss

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This study, written from the perspective of political sociology, represents the first comparative examination of Central Asian communal and political organisation before and after the tsarist conquest of the region. It covers Turkman, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and other tribal societies, analyses the...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Counterterrorism Policies in Central Asia

    By Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    During the last two decades, Central Asian states have witnessed an intense revival of Islamic faith. Along with its moderate and traditional forms, radical and militant Islam has infiltrated communities of Muslims in Central Asia. Alarmed by the border incursions, sporadic terrorist violence and...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia

    New Games Great and Small

    Edited by Robert L. Canfield, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The peoples of Greater Central Asia – not only Inner Asian states of Soviet Union but also those who share similar heritages in adjacent countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang – have been drawn into more direct and immediate contact since the Soviet...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Growing Up in the North Caucasus

    Society, Family, Religion and Education

    By Irina Molodikova, Alan Watt

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Investigating changes in upbringing in the North Caucasus, a region notorious for violent conflict, this book explores the lives of the generation born after the dissolution of the USSR who grew up under conditions of turmoil and rapid social change. It avoids the ‘traditional’ presentation of the...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Institutional Reform in Central Asia

    Politico-Economic Challenges

    Edited by Joachim Ahrens, Herman W. Hoen

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced enormous challenges when the Soviet Union disintegrated, and this book focuses on the...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Socialist Revolutions in Asia

    The Social History of Mongolia in the 20th Century

    By Irina Y. Morozova

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Contemporary Mongolia is often seen as one of the most open and democratic societies in Asia, undergoing remarkable post-socialist transformation. Although the former ruling party, the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (the MPRP), has fundamentally changed its platform, it holds leadership and...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia

    Confrontation and Negotiation, 1865-1895

    By Martin Ewans

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The three decades between 1865 and 1895 marked a particularly contentious period in the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia, which more than once brought them to the verge of war. Moderates tried to settle the problem by the negotiation of ‘neutral zones’, or firm boundaries,...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Violence and Resistance in Uzbekistan
    By Matteo Fumagalli
    To Be Published July 1st 2015

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