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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. Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road

    An ethno-history of Ladakh

    By Jacqueline H. Fewkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book provides an ethno-historical study of the trade system in Ladakh (India), a busy entrepôt for Silk Route trade between Central and South Asia. Previously a part of global networks, Ladakh became an isolated border area as national boundaries were defined and enforced in the mid-20th...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Youth in the Former Soviet South

    Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation

    Edited by Stefan B. Kirmse

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of youth, in all its diversity, in Muslim Central Asia and the Caucasus. It brings together a range of academic perspectives, including media studies, Islamic studies, the sociology of youth, and social anthropology. While most discussions of youth...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Russian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

    Edited by Adrian Dellecker, Thomas Gomart

    Series: Routledge/GARNET series

    This book provides an original and thoroughly academic analysis of the link between Russian energy and foreign policies in Eurasia, as well as offering an interpretation of Russia’s coherence on the international stage, seeking to understand Russia and explain its behaviour. The authors analyse...

    Published May 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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