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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 34 new and published books in the subject of Central Asian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism

    'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

    By Volha Piotukh

    Series: Routledge Critical Security Studies

    This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with ‘new humanitarianism in general, as well as...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob, Murad Ismayilov

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    The multicultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multidimensional factor informing state...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations

    By Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Orientalism – the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" – applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times,...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Reconstructing Afghanistan

    Civil-Military Experiences in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by William Maley, Susanne Schmeidl

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

    Cultural Politics of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Identity in Eurasia

    Edited by Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    The development of post-socialist cities has become a major field of study among critical theorists from across the social sciences and humanities. Originally constructed under the dictates of central planners and designed to serve the demands of command economies, post-socialist urban centers...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Eurasian Integration – The View from Within

    Edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz, Richard Sakwa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    As Eurasia and the adjacent territories become more important to the world, there is increasing interest from international powers, accompanied by attempts to give institutional form to traditional economic and security links within the region. This book includes a range of substantive work from...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus

    The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh

    By Arsène Saparov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s – the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    A Comparison of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    By Idil Tunçer-Kılavuz

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war from 1992 to 1997. The factors that the literature on civil wars in general and on the...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Military Intervention, Stabilisation and Peace

    The search for stability

    By Christian Dennys

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book examines international military interventions that have supported stability in four communities in Afghanistan and Nepal, in an attempt to analyse their success and improve this in future. This is the first in-depth village-level assessment of how local populations conceive of stability...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge