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New and Published Books

  1. Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

    Edited by Mike M. Mochizuki, Deepa M. Ollapally

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets...

    Published December 19th 2016 by Routledge

  2. 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 October 11th 2016 by Routledge

  3. The Transformation of Tajikistan

    The Sources of Statehood

    Edited by John Heathershaw, Edmund Herzig

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Tajikistan is one of the lesser-known and least-researched former Soviet Central Asian republics. The birth of the new state in 1991 was followed closely by a civil war which killed more than 50,000 people and displaced many tens of thousands more. While a peace agreement was signed in 1997,...

    Published October 11th 2016 by Routledge

  4. E-Government in Kazakhstan

    A Case Study of Multidimensional Phenomena

    By Maxat Kassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    When it comes to analyzing the phenomenon of digital government, the overwhelming focus is on the most developed nations in the world, and Western countries in particular. However, Kazakhstan, a post-totalitarian country, has also proved to be successful in the development of e-government. This...

    Published August 29th 2016 by Routledge

  5. The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of...

    Published July 21st 2016 by Routledge

  6. China's Approach to Central Asia

    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

    By Weiqing Song

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines, comprehensively, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, the regional organisation which consists of China, Russia and most of the Central Asian countries. It charts the development of the Organisation from the establishment of its precursor, the Shanghai Five, in 1996, through...

    Published June 2nd 2016 by Routledge

  7. Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations

    One Nation—Two States?

    Edited by Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie...

    Published June 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan

    Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System

    By Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and...

    Published May 12th 2016 by Routledge

  9. 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 April 28th 2016 by Routledge

  10. The Management of Public Services in Central Asia

    Institutional Transformation in Kyrgyzstan

    By David Scott

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The ending of the Soviet Union in 1991 had a major political and economic impact on Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan was one of the most severely affected countries, suffering a deeper recession than the other republics. During the first five or six years Kyrgyzstan followed the advice of the International...

    Published March 14th 2016 by Routledge