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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 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. Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    Edited by Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  2. 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 October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Nation-Building and Personality Cult in Turkmenistan

    The Türkmenbasy Phenomenon

    By Fabio De Leonardis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    Turkmenistan is a country which is almost sealed off from the rest of the world but it has attracted foreign attention due to the eccentricities of its late president Saparmurat Niyazov Türkmenbaşy, whose ideological construction and dynamics of power have remained in place after his death. This...

    Published October 10th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy

    The Struggle for Recognition and Self-Reliance under Karimov

    By Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    Uzbekistan’s foreign policy from 1991 to 2016, starting from independence right up to the death of its first president, Islam Karimov, is one of the more distinctive approaches to international politics since the end of the Cold War. This distinctiveness rests on the republic’s gradual struggle for...

    Published August 31st 2017 by Routledge

  5. China's Presence in the Middle East

    The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the...

    Published August 17th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Everyday Energy Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Citizens’ Needs, Entitlements and Struggles for Access

    Edited by David Gullette, Jeanne Féaux de la Croix

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    The perception of Central Asia and its place in the world has come to be shaped by its large oil and gas reserves. Literature on energy in the region has thus largely focused on related geopolitical issues and national policies. However, little is known about citizens’ needs within this broader...

    Published June 7th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Conflict and Peace in Eurasia

    Edited by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Focusing on a range of Eurasian conflicts, including Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, this book offers contemporary perspectives on the ongoing conflicts in the Eurasia, with an emphasis on the attempts towards peace. The book brings into focus how various factors such as ethnicity,...

    Published May 31st 2017 by Routledge

  8. 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 May 25th 2017 by Routledge

  9. National Identities in Soviet Historiography

    The Rise of Nations under Stalin

    By Harun Yilmaz

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and...

    Published May 25th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Diverging Paths of Development in Central Asia

    Market Adaptations, Interventions and Daily Experience

    Edited by Gül Berna Özcan

    Series: ThirdWorlds

      Newly gained sovereignty, uneven penetration of neo-liberal ideals and the growth of disparate capitalist markets have elicited varied responses in Central Asia. What does development mean for the political class and for ordinary citizens? What are the effects of new capitalist institutions and...

    Published May 23rd 2017 by Routledge