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Contacts

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

Central Asian Studies

  1. Growing Up in the North Caucasus

    Society, Family, Religion and Education

    By Irina Molodikova, Alan Watt

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Investigating changes in upbringing in the North Caucasus, a region notorious for violent conflict, this book explores the lives of the generation born after the dissolution of the USSR who grew up under conditions of turmoil and rapid social change. It avoids the ‘traditional’ presentation of the...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Institutional Reform in Central Asia

    Politico-Economic Challenges

    Edited by Joachim Ahrens, Herman W. Hoen

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced enormous challenges when the Soviet Union disintegrated, and this book focuses on the...

    Published September 5th 2012 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. Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia

    New Games Great and Small

    Edited by Robert L. Canfield, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The peoples of Greater Central Asia – not only Inner Asian states of Soviet Union but also those who share similar heritages in adjacent countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang – have been drawn into more direct and immediate contact since the Soviet...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Counterterrorism Policies in Central Asia

    By Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    During the last two decades, Central Asian states have witnessed an intense revival of Islamic faith. Along with its moderate and traditional forms, radical and militant Islam has infiltrated communities of Muslims in Central Asia. Alarmed by the border incursions, sporadic terrorist violence and...

    Published July 28th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 March 31st 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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 October 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Islamic Education in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Raoul Motika, Stefan Reichmuth

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book provides a comparative history of Islamic education in the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet countries. Case studies on Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and on two regions of the Russian Federation, Tatarstan and Daghestan, highlight the importance which Muslim...

    Published July 29th 2009 by Routledge

  12. The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges

    Edited by Amanda E Wooden, Christoph H. Stefes

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Most books on the Caucasus and Central Asia are country-by-country studies. This book, on the other hand, fills a gap in Central Eurasian studies as one of the few comparative case study books on Central Eurasia, covering both the Caucasus and Central Asia; it considers key themes right across the...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  13. 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 April 19th 2009 by Routledge

  14. 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 January 19th 2009 by Routledge

  15. 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 December 11th 2008 by Routledge

  16. 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 June 10th 2008 by Routledge

  17. 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 June 4th 2008 by Routledge