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  1. The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairs

    By Stanley D. Brunn, Stanley W. Toops, Richard Gilbreath

    Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region’s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia,...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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 May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge