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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 22 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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