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  1. The Northwest Caucasus

    Past, present, future

    By Walter Richmond

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Caspian Energy Politics

    Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

    Edited by Indra Overland, Heidi Kjaernet, Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Caspian Energy Politics analyses the role of oil and gas in the development of the three main petroleum exporters in the Caspian region - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - and how energy resources influence interactions with semi-authoritarian Russia and China. Due to volatile commodity...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. Politics and Oil in Kazakhstan

    By Wojciech Ostrowski

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    In Kazakhstan, the oil industry plays a crucial role in its economic and political life due to the country’s considerable oil revenues and accompanying conflicting interests. As an arena of political struggle, this industry provides a good test case for uncovering regime maintenance techniques....

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Political Islam in Central Asia

    The challenge of Hizb ut-Tahrir

    By Emmanuel Karagiannis

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11 and the U.S.-led military campaign against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan have intensified scrutiny of radical Islamic groups across Central Asia. This books offers one of the first comprehensive studies of the activities of one of the most...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Party System Formation in Kazakhstan

    Between Formal and Informal Politics

    By Rico Isaacs

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asian states have developed liberal-constitutional formal institutions. However, at the same time, political phenomena in Central Asia are shaped by informal political behaviour and relations. This relationship is now a critical issue affecting...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Conflict Transformation in Central Asia

    Irrigation disputes in the Ferghana Valley

    By Christine Bichsel

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book provides the first systematic analysis of peace-building in Central Asia for inter-ethnic conflicts over water and land in the Ferghana Valley based on concrete, in-depth and on-site investigation. The core analysis centres on peace-building projects in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Post-Conflict Tajikistan

    The politics of peacebuilding and the emergence of legitimate order

    By John Heathershaw

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Post-Soviet, post-conflict Tajikistan is an under-studied and poorly understood case in conflict studies literature. Since 2000, this Central Asian state has seen major political violence end, countrywide order emerge and the peace agreement between the parties of the 1990s civil war hold....

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Church of the East

    A Concise History

    By Wilhelm Baum, Dietmar W. Winkler

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East. It covers the periods of the Sassanians, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, the 20th century, and informs about the Syriac, Iranian and Chinese literature of this unique and almost forgotten part...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus

    Post-Soviet Disorder

    Edited by Moshe Gammer

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    With the region of the Caucasus with its ongoing, and even deteriorating, crisis and instability and its strategic and economic importance increasingly at the front of the world's attention, this volume presents and discusses some of the complexities and problems arising in the region such as...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire

    By Daniel Brower

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II's reform policies. This...

    Published July 31st 2009 by Routledge