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  • The Establishment of National Republics in Soviet Central Asiaby Dr Arne Haugen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    This book examines the role of nation and nationality in the Soviet Union and analyzes the establishment of national republics in Soviet Central Asia. It argues that the originally nationally minded Soviet communists with their anti-nationalist attitudes came to view nation and national identity as valuable tools in state building. more...

  • Economic Autonomy and Democracyby Kelly M. McMann

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    This 2006 book examines how individuals decide to exercise their democratic rights, taking examples from Russia and Kyrgyzstan. more...

  • Descent into Chaosby Ahmed Rashid

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    -Greg Mortenson, author of The New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea "Powerful." -Wolf Blitzer "Rashid, a Pakistani journalist, is that most valuable of political analysts: both insider and outsider to the problem he studies. His book should be read by anyone pondering how America might stop widening Osama bin Ladin's pool of bomb-clad... more...

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflictby Rob Johnson

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan while Chechnya still struggles under a shadow of violence, and the nations surrounding them are barely more stable. Add in the significant reserves scattered throughout Central Asia and you have a volatile political cocktail that makes the region, in Rob Johnson?s words, the ?new Middle East.? In Oil, Islam and... more...

  • Inside Central Asiaby Dilip Hiro

    Overlook 2009; US$ 9.99

    "For those who still get their "-stans" mixed up, Hiro's book provides a detailed and nuanced overview of the region of central Asia. He explains the ethnic tensions, religious intolerance and struggle for political identity in the lands caught between two behemoths the splintered Soviet empire and the rising Chinese one." - Financial Times , Best... more...

  • Power and Change in Central Asiaby Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 200.00

    This volume offers the first systematic comparison of political change, leadership style and stability in Central Asia. The contributors, all leading international specialists on the region, offer focused case-studies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, comparing how the regimes have further consolidated their power... more...

  • Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865--1923by Jeff Sahadeo

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This intensively researched urban study dissects Russian Imperial and early Soviet rule in Islamic Central Asia from the diverse viewpoints of tsarist functionaries, Soviet bureaucrats, Russian workers, and lower-class women as well as Muslim notables and Central Asian traders. Jeff Sahadeo's stimulating... more...