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Central Asia Including former republics of the Soviet Union

  • Central Eurasia in Global Politicsby Mehdi Parvizi Amineh; Henk Houweling

    BRILL 2006; US$ 70.00

    This anthology brings together studies of post-colonial, post-Cold War, Central Eurasia. This part of the world is in transition to independent statehood, nation building and the release of market forces. The objective of the work is to better comprehend the process of state-nation building 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...

  • 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...

  • Democracy from Scratchby M. Steven Fish

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 60.00

    This book presents a fresh view of Russian political change in the Gorbachev and early post-Soviet periods not by examining perestroika and glasnost in and of themselves, but by investigating the autonomous political organizations that responded to liberalization. Extensive study of these political groups, in Moscow and several provincial cities,... more...

  • 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...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Kyrgyz Republic 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 42.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in the Kyrgyz Republic,... more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Tajikistan 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 42.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Tajikistan, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Tajikistan, national anti-corruption... 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...

  • Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Pauline Jones Luong

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. more...