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New and Published Books

  1. Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asia

    Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

    Edited by Pınar Akçalı, Cennet Engin-Demir

    Series: Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

    Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and...

    Published June 16th 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. Gendering Human Security in Afghanistan

    In a Time of Western Intervention

    By Ben Walter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Security

    This book employs the concept of human security to show what the term means from the perspective of women in Afghanistan. It engages with a well-established debate in academic and policy-making contexts regarding the utility of human security as a framework for understanding and redressing conflict...

    Published June 2nd 2017 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  7. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Gendering Counterinsurgency

    Performativity, Embodiment and Experience in the Afghan ‘Theatre of War’

    By Synne L. Dyvik

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book analyses the various ways counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is gendered. The book examines the US led war in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards, including the invasion, the population-centric counterinsurgency operations and the efforts to train a new Afghan military charged with...

    Published December 7th 2016 by Routledge

  10. Security Sector Reform in Conflict-Affected Countries

    The Evolution of a Model

    By Mark Sedra

    Series: Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Development

    This book examines the evolution, impact, and future prospects of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) model in conflict-affected countries in the context of the wider debate over the liberal peace project. Since its emergence as a concept in the late 1990s, SSR has represented a paradigm shift in...

    Published October 27th 2016 by Routledge