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  1. The Caucasus - An Introduction

    By Frederik Coene

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The Caucasus is one of the most complicated regions in the world: with many different peoples and political units, differing religious allegiances, and frequent conflicts, and where historically major world powers have clashed with each other. Until now there has been no single book for those...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the Former Soviet Union

    Edited by Adam Fagan, JoAnn Carmin

    Green activism played a critical role in the downfall of Soviet-style communism in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. After the revolutions, environmentalists were expected to exert influence within the new democracies and to form the bedrock of the new civil societies that were predicted to...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Social and Economic Change in the Pamirs (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)

    Translated from German by Nicola Pacult and Sonia Guss with support of Tim Sharp

    By Frank Bliss

    Since Olufsen and Schulz published their monographs on the Pamirs in 1904 and 1914, respectively, this is the first book to deal with the history, anthropology and recent social and economic development of the Pamiri people in Gorno-Badakhshan, Eastern Tajikistan. After the collapse of the Soviet...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Oil, Transition and Security in Central Asia

    By Sally Cummings

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    Approaching Central Asia from the perspective of geopolitics, transition, oil and stability, the authors provide a very broad and diverse analysis of the region, examining domestic and international developments since 1991. The book both provides an introduction to the region and presents advanced...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. China's Energy Geopolitics

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asia

    By Thrassy N. Marketos

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China’s need for energy has become a driving factor in contemporary world politics and a precondition for sustaining China’s continuing high economic growth. Accordingly, Chinese energy policy has been a political and strategic rather than market-driven policy. This book focuses on the need of a...

    Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Politics of Modern Central Asia

    Edited by Bhavna Dave

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge