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Central Asia Including former republics of the Soviet Union

  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • Civil Society and Politics in Central Asiaby Charles E. Ziegler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics. The region currently serves as the main route for transporting American and NATO supplies and personnel into Afghanistan. Its Turkic Muslim peoples share ethnic and religious roots with China's... more...

  • Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europeby Sabine Fischer

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    As well as promoting debates about liberal democracy, the dramatic events of 1989 also bought forth a powerful revival in the interest of the notion of civil society. This revival was reflected mainly in two broad tracts of literature. The first was primarily focused on the events surrounding the Solidarity movement in Poland and the tumultuous events... more...

  • Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Dagikhudo Dagiev

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Presenting a study of regime transition, political transformation, and the challenges that faced the post-Communist republics of Central Asia on independence, this book focuses on the process of transition in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and the obstacles that these newly-independent states are facing in the post-Communist period. The book analyses... more...

  • Stable Outside, Fragile Inside?by Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    This timely volume analyzes the quality of statehood in the region by assessing the complex dynamics of Central Asian state-making and focusing on the simultaneous patterns of socialization and internalization in the region - thus bringing Central Asia into the mainstream of systematic interrogation. more...

  • Institutional Reform in Central Asiaby Joachim Ahrens; Herman W. Hoen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    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 reforms of the institutional environment that have been... more...

  • Chaos, Violence, Dynastyby Eric McGlinchey

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    In the post-Soviet era, democracy has made little progress in Central Asia. In Chaos, Violence, Dynasty, Eric McGlinchey presents a compelling comparative study of the divergent political courses taken by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan in the wake of Soviet rule. McGlinchey examines economics, religion, political legacies, foreign investment,... more...

  • Probleme des Vertragsrechts und der Vertragssicherung in den Staaten des Kaukasus und Zentralasiensby Rolf Knieper; Lado Chanturia; Hans-Joachim Schramm

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 59.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vorliegende Sammelband enthält Aufsätze und Vorträge, die im Rahmen des von der VolkswagenStiftung finanzierten Projekts zur Erforschung des Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrechts der Staaten des Kaukasus und Zentralasiens auf einer Konferenz an der Universität Bremen im April 2008 vorgelegt wurden. Diese Tagung war bereits die zweite... more...

  • The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Amanda E Wooden; Christoph H. Stefes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    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 two regions highlighting both political change and... more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies Kazakhstanby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 98.00

    This report is a review of Kazakhstan’s legal and institutional framework for fighting corruption, in accordance with the framework provided by the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies, based at the OECD. The review examines: (1) national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Kazakhstan; (2) national anti-corruption... more...