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  1. 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

  2. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia and Beyond

    Contested Trajectories

    Edited by Madeleine Reeves

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Central Asia is a region singularly marked by attempts to transform social life by transforming place. Drawing together established scholars and a new generation of historians, geographers and anthropologists, this volume brings empirical specificity and theoretical depth to debates about the...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Military and the State in Central Asia

    From Red Army to Independence

    By Erica Marat

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The military played a pivotal role in the political development, state functions, foreign policy and the daily lives of the people in the Central Asian states from the early twentieth century until the present. This book is the first major, in-depth study of the military institutions in Central...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Muslim-Christian Relations in Central Asia

    By Christian van Gorder

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book explores issues of cultural tension that affect Muslim and Christian interaction within the Central Asian context. It looks at the ways that Christians have interacted with Central Asian Muslims in the past, and discusses what might need to be done to improve Muslim-Christian relations in...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Himalayan Frontiers of India

    Historical, Geo-Political and Strategic Perspectives

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Heart of Asia

    A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian Khanates from the Earliest Times

    By Edward Denison Ross, Frances Henry Skrine

    Originally published in 1899, The Heart of Asia is a definitive history of Central Asia from pre-history to the contemporary machinations of the Russian empire. The book is valuable not only because of the quality of the historical work on the early period, but also because of the unique picture...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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